Literature review on vessel detection
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This report presents an overview of available literature on the subject of vessel detection in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery. The review was carried out as part of the EU-funded DECLIMS project, which is aimed at evaluating different methods for monitoring activities of fishing vessels, using spaceborne SAR. Available literature on vessel detection and related topics is vast. The review has beenorganized according to some key questions and issues that have been presented in the literature body: 1) Generic papers, 2) Signatures and characteristics, 3) Target and wake detection, 4) Wake detection, 5) Target detection, 6) Classification, and 7) HF radar. A table with an overview sorted after the publication year is given in the beginning of each part, and a reference list is given at the end.