GNSS-R: a useful tool for sea target detection in near real-time
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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This paper investigates a novel application of Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) in the fields of maritime surveillance and safety, and climate change analysis, namely sea target detection in near real-time. Potentialities of the recent GNSS-R technology in the detection of targets over the sea (large ships, sea ice sheets) in near real-time are explored by: 1) computing the revisit time achieved with constellations of GNSS-R satellites; 2) deriving, implementing and testing a sea target detection algorithm. The global average revisit time is evaluated by mission simulation in two realistic scenarios and is shown as a function of the number of parallel receiver channels and the number of GNSS-R satellites in orbit. The sea target detection algorithm consists of four steps - pre-processing, pre-screening, selection, and geolocation - and is tested using actual UK TechDemoSat-1 data.
CitationDi Simone, A. [et al.]. GNSS-R: a useful tool for sea target detection in near real-time. A: International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry. "2017 IEEE 3rd International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry (RTSI 2017): Modena, Italy: 11-13 September 2017". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017.
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