GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Summer of Code 2011 OSGeo - Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Development of a ship detection and classification toolkit for SAR imagery in Opticks

by Vijay Ramakrishnan Thimmaiyah for OSGeo - Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Ship detection and classification in large open swaths of ocean is tough due to factors like low image resolution and false targets. But with the increasing importance in monitoring ship traffic in both coastal and open ocean, an automatic algorithm for the detection of ships and their wakes is very desirable. In this project, I will develop an automatic ship and wake detection algorithm in Opticks that can identify and classify vessels based on velocity and heading using Radon transforms.