Remote Sensing Applications and Decision Support

Oil spill detection method using X-band marine radar imagery

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Xueyuan Zhu, Ying Li, Bingxin Liu, Jin Xu

Dalian Maritime, Navigation College, No. 1 Linghai Road, Dalian 116026, China

Haiyang Feng

Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration, No. 7 2160 Lane, Nanhu Road, Shanghai 201306, China

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 9(1), 095985 (Nov 20, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.9.095985
History: Received August 8, 2015; Accepted October 21, 2015
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Abstract.  A viable method to implement oil spill detection and monitoring based on marine radar is proposed. The primary data of this study are obtained from the X-band marine radar of the teaching–training ship, YUKUN, of the Dalian Maritime University on July 21, 2010, when a pipeline burst and an oil spill accident occurred at the Xingang Port in Dalian. Aiming at the working characteristics of marine radar, the adaptive median filter algorithm is improved to eliminate the radar shared-frequency interference by adding the identification of noise points and resetting the neighborhood window. A power attenuation correction method is proposed to solve the uneven distribution in resolution and echo intensity by acquiring the average power distribution of radar images simultaneously. Oil spill will be easily detected from different sea backgrounds after morphological processing, gray segmentation, and image smoothing. Comparison with the images extracted from a thermal infrared sensor on the same monitoring point demonstrates the validity of the extraction method for oil spill based on X-band marine radar.

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Radar ; X band

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Xueyuan Zhu ; Ying Li ; Haiyang Feng ; Bingxin Liu and Jin Xu
"Oil spill detection method using X-band marine radar imagery", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 9(1), 095985 (Nov 20, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.9.095985


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