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30 June 1995 Radar navigation of waterways using vision-based processing
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A polarimetric radar navigation system makes use of a marine radar and polarization twist—grid retroreflectors in order to navigate a confined waterway, even in inclement weather or after dark. A novel vision—based processor is demonstrated that successfully uses a prioriinformation about the reflector location along the water—land boundary of the waterway. The processor, based on the CARTOON edge detection algorithm, is tuned to radar resolutions and the scale of interest for the edge boundary. A fuzzy processor performs the function of image interpretation, combining the edge map information with the primary detections to effectively remove false alarms. Keywords : radar, marine naviagation, polarimeteric retroreflectors, machine vision, image processing, image understanding.
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Andrew M. Ukrainec and Simon Haykin "Radar navigation of waterways using vision-based processing", Proc. SPIE 2463, Synthetic Vision for Vehicle Guidance and Control, (30 June 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.212747
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