Accession Number:

ADA300148

Title:

Survey of Iceberg Sensing by Satellite Imagery. Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Selected International Ice Patrol Mission Alternatives. Annex I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 94-Jun 95,

Corporate Author:

EER SYSTEMS CORP VIENNA VA

Report Date:

1995-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This report is Interim Report Volume 9 for the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis for Ice Patrol Mission Analysis Study. The International Ice Patrol has effectively used airborne surveillance, both visual and radar based, to detect, identify, and classify icebergs. With advancing satellite technology, there is the expectation that some satellite resources are or will become available that will provide a frequent, reliable look at the IIP area and be able to detect icebergs, thereby obviating the need for costly airborne surveillance. The survey of satellite platforms that would offer potential assistance in this report all led to the potential for RADARSAT as being the best candidate. The ICEC evaluation to date indicates that RADARSAT will not be useful except for detection of large icebergs. That capability has potential use for IIP for early detection of upstream icebergs. The IPAP image enhancement process developed by SAIC may yield better detection probabilities. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE