Compact HF Surface Wave Radar Data Generating Simulator for Ship Detection and Tracking

Sangwook Park, Chul Jin Cho, Bonhwa Ku, Sang Ho Lee, Hanseok Ko

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Toward a maritime surveillance objective, many ship detection and tracking algorithms have been investigated but are faced with poor performance in practical ocean environments. Compact high-frequency (HF) radar has also faced critical issues due to its long coherent processing interval and varying response from its orthogonal antenna structure. Hence, a simulator based on compact HF radar is proposed in this letter to provide a guideline for effective assessment of ship detection and tracking algorithms while considering these practical issues. To validate the proposed simulator, the simulator generated data has been compared with real data obtained by the compact HF radar sites.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7912394
Pages (from-to)969-973
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun


  • Compact high-frequency radar
  • high-frequency surface wave radar
  • ship detection/tracking
  • signal model
  • simulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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