ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book covers the use of SAR for maritime surveillance applications. It provides a comprehensive source of material on the subject, divided into two parts. The first part deals with models and techniques, while the second part is devoted to maritime surveillance applications. Each chapter covers the basic principles, a critical review of the current technology, techniques and applications, and the latest developments in the field.
The book begins with an introduction to the topic written by the editors. The following topics are then addressed by an international team of expert authors: scattering models; acquisition modes; SAR polarimetry; ambiguity problems and their mitigation; ship detection; monitoring of intertidal areas and coastal habitats; sea ice and icebergs; oil spill imaging; joint use of SAR and collaborative signals; and finally sea state and wind speed.
This book, with its comprehensive coverage of SAR for maritime surveillance applications, will be a valuable resource for SAR system engineers, private and public corporations, oceanographers, and remote-sensing researchers and end-users.