Ship surveillance with high resolution terrasar-x satellite in african waters _ springerlink offshore money laundering

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Ship detection is an important application of monitoring of environment and security or safety issues in african waters. In order to overcome the limitations by other monitoring systems, e.G. Coastal radar, surveillance with satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is used because of its potential to detect ships at high resolution over wide swaths and in all weather conditions and independent from sun illumination. TerraSAR-X (TS-X) is an X-band polarimetric SAR capable of imaging up to 1 m resolution in spotlight mode. TS-X can be used for a wide variety of applications and methods of analysis including visual interpretation, mapping, digital-elevation-model creation, disaster monitoring, and oceanography.

Results on the combined use of TS-X ship detection, automatic identification system (AIS), and satellite AIS (satais) are presented.Offshore money laundering using AIS is an effective terrestrial method for tracking vessels in real time typically up to 40 km off the coast. SatAIS is a space-based system with nearly global coverage for monitoring of AIS equipped ships. Since not all ships operate their AIS and smaller ships are not equipped with AIS, space borne sars provide complimentary means for ship monitoring. As cases, images were acquired over the somali coast area, south african coast and gibraltar in stripmap mode with a resolution of 3 m at a coverage of 30 km× 50 km. The rapid tasking performance as well as the short response time of the TS-X data acquisition of the ground segment DLR-BN (ground station neustrelitz, germany), are very helpful to monitor hotspot areas such as the gulf of aden. For ascending orbits the delivery time of ship detection products is less than 20 min. Along with the detected ship positions, estimated wave heights and wind fields derived from large-area TS-X imagery can be used to get a detailed maritime picture of the situation.Offshore money laundering

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Ship detection is an important application of monitoring of environment and security or safety issues in african waters. In order to overcome the limitations by other monitoring systems, e.G. Coastal radar, surveillance with satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is used because of its potential to detect ships at high resolution over wide swaths and in all weather conditions and independent from sun illumination. TerraSAR-X (TS-X) is an X-band polarimetric SAR capable of imaging up to 1 m resolution in spotlight mode. TS-X can be used for a wide variety of applications and methods of analysis including visual interpretation, mapping, digital-elevation-model creation, disaster monitoring, and oceanography. Results on the combined use of TS-X ship detection, automatic identification system (AIS), and satellite AIS (satais) are presented.Offshore money laundering using AIS is an effective terrestrial method for tracking vessels in real time typically up to 40 km off the coast. SatAIS is a space-based system with nearly global coverage for monitoring of AIS equipped ships. Since not all ships operate their AIS and smaller ships are not equipped with AIS, space borne sars provide complimentary means for ship monitoring. As cases, images were acquired over the somali coast area, south african coast and gibraltar in stripmap mode with a resolution of 3 m at a coverage of 30 km× 50 km. The rapid tasking performance as well as the short response time of the TS-X data acquisition of the ground segment DLR-BN (ground station neustrelitz, germany), are very helpful to monitor hotspot areas such as the gulf of aden. For ascending orbits the delivery time of ship detection products is less than 20 min. Along with the detected ship positions, estimated wave heights and wind fields derived from large-area TS-X imagery can be used to get a detailed maritime picture of the situation.Offshore money laundering

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Abstract

Ship detection is an important application of monitoring of environment and security or safety issues in african waters. In order to overcome the limitations by other monitoring systems, e.G. Coastal radar, surveillance with satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is used because of its potential to detect ships at high resolution over wide swaths and in all weather conditions and independent from sun illumination. TerraSAR-X (TS-X) is an X-band polarimetric SAR capable of imaging up to 1 m resolution in spotlight mode. TS-X can be used for a wide variety of applications and methods of analysis including visual interpretation, mapping, digital-elevation-model creation, disaster monitoring, and oceanography. Results on the combined use of TS-X ship detection, automatic identification system (AIS), and satellite AIS (satais) are presented.Offshore money laundering using AIS is an effective terrestrial method for tracking vessels in real time typically up to 40 km off the coast. SatAIS is a space-based system with nearly global coverage for monitoring of AIS equipped ships. Since not all ships operate their AIS and smaller ships are not equipped with AIS, space borne sars provide complimentary means for ship monitoring. As cases, images were acquired over the somali coast area, south african coast and gibraltar in stripmap mode with a resolution of 3 m at a coverage of 30 km× 50 km. The rapid tasking performance as well as the short response time of the TS-X data acquisition of the ground segment DLR-BN (ground station neustrelitz, germany), are very helpful to monitor hotspot areas such as the gulf of aden. For ascending orbits the delivery time of ship detection products is less than 20 min. Along with the detected ship positions, estimated wave heights and wind fields derived from large-area TS-X imagery can be used to get a detailed maritime picture of the situation.Offshore money laundering

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• 720 downloads

Abstract

Ship detection is an important application of monitoring of environment and security or safety issues in african waters. In order to overcome the limitations by other monitoring systems, e.G. Coastal radar, surveillance with satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is used because of its potential to detect ships at high resolution over wide swaths and in all weather conditions and independent from sun illumination. TerraSAR-X (TS-X) is an X-band polarimetric SAR capable of imaging up to 1 m resolution in spotlight mode. TS-X can be used for a wide variety of applications and methods of analysis including visual interpretation, mapping, digital-elevation-model creation, disaster monitoring, and oceanography. Results on the combined use of TS-X ship detection, automatic identification system (AIS), and satellite AIS (satais) are presented.Offshore money laundering using AIS is an effective terrestrial method for tracking vessels in real time typically up to 40 km off the coast. SatAIS is a space-based system with nearly global coverage for monitoring of AIS equipped ships. Since not all ships operate their AIS and smaller ships are not equipped with AIS, space borne sars provide complimentary means for ship monitoring. As cases, images were acquired over the somali coast area, south african coast and gibraltar in stripmap mode with a resolution of 3 m at a coverage of 30 km× 50 km. The rapid tasking performance as well as the short response time of the TS-X data acquisition of the ground segment DLR-BN (ground station neustrelitz, germany), are very helpful to monitor hotspot areas such as the gulf of aden. For ascending orbits the delivery time of ship detection products is less than 20 min. Along with the detected ship positions, estimated wave heights and wind fields derived from large-area TS-X imagery can be used to get a detailed maritime picture of the situation.Offshore money laundering