15 September 2004 Detection and tracking of go-fast boats using high-frequency surface wave radar
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This paper summarises the results of a 6 month deployment of a HF Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) to demonstrate the detection and tracking of Go-Fast Boats (GFBs). Measured Doppler and Track data is compared to theoretical predictions. It is shown that HFSWR is a viable sensor for tracking GFBs in a target rich environment. Data is presented that demonstrates that detection ranges of 80 km can be achieved, providing vastly extended coverage far in excess of the line-of-sight limitations of conventional microwave radar.
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Anthony M. Ponsford, Anthony M. Ponsford, "Detection and tracking of go-fast boats using high-frequency surface wave radar", Proc. SPIE 5403, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense III, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547380; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.547380
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