Applications of Remote Sensing to Ocean Surveillance.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The sea covers more than three quarters of the earth and the concealment it provides to military forces will make it the area of major activities in the next decade. The defense of land and sea is vital to the NATO alliance. Land surveillance has been covered in several AGARD meetings while the oceans thus far have received little attention. Techniques for ocean surveillance from satellites and aircraft reached a high degree of sophistication as the result of the combined efforts in space and military programs. The limitations of these techniques come not so much from technology itself but rather from the propagation medium, air and sea. These techniques and the interpretation of results are totally different for land and sea. This lecture series therefore presents the mathematical tools and their applications to the problems of resolving, recognizing and identifying targets and sources of activities in the ocean. This series should be of interest to physicists and engineers who want to learn the mathematical methods applicable to ocean surveillance, to military users who want to interpret results and infer tactical and strategic implications and to industries in developing future generation hardware. The lecture topics cover two broad categories of surveillance Ocean targets, for instance ships Imaging and Ocean phenomena indicative of military activities, for instance changes in biology or surface temperatures.
- Biological Oceanography
- Military Intelligence
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment