nerc.ac.uk

A Simple Offset “Calibration” Method for the Accurate Geographic Registration of Ship-Borne X-Band Radar Intensity Imagery

McCann, David L.; Bell, Paul S.. 2018 A Simple Offset “Calibration” Method for the Accurate Geographic Registration of Ship-Borne X-Band Radar Intensity Imagery. IEEE Access, 6. 13939-13948. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2814081

Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
[img] Text
stamp.jsp_tp=&arnumber=8318581 - Published Version

Download (2kB)

Abstract/Summary

X-band radar remote sensing of the ocean surface using ground-based installations and radar intensity imagery is a mature technology for the determination of ocean wave properties. In order to transition the analytical methods to data collected from a moving vessel the accurate geo-registration of radar images must be performed. However, finite offsets in azimuth, range and time are generated by the physical installation of equipment aboard a vessel that may not be measurable. This paper details a simple, yet robust method to “calibrate”data recorded by an arbitrary equipment installation to allow accurate geo-registration of the radar imagery. Time-integrated radar images are generated using a set of time-stamped radar intensity images and high-frequency, high-accuracy vessel heading and position information (from global satellite navigation systems and inertial navigation systems). The time-integrated image sharpness is found to be maximal for correctly determined angular, range, and time offsets. The requirements to form an operational system from the proposed method are also discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2814081
ISSN: 2169-3536
Date made live: 09 May 2018 09:57 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/519997

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...