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Analysis of the limits for the detection of small garbage island immersed in clutter radar

  • Francesco Serafino
  • Andrea Bianco

This work show the limits of the detection capacity of X-band radars, as the sea state changes, in order to identify, discriminate, characterize and track small floating aggregations of plastic marine litter (Small Garbage Island - SGIs). Two distinct radar measurement campaigns were conducted at sea of SGI modules assembled in the laboratory. The measurement were carried out respectively in conditions of calm sea, to test the system in ideal conditions, and in rough sea conditions. The data analysis confirmed the ability of the X-band radars to detect the aggregations of floating waste on the sea surface.

  • Keywords:
  • X-band Radar,
  • Marine litter,
  • Plastic garbage,
  • Plastic monitoring,
  • Ocean pollution,
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Francesco Serafino

CNR-IBE, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6504-8668

Andrea Bianco

ISPRA, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-9337-5423

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Chapter Title

Analysis of the limits for the detection of small garbage island immersed in clutter radar

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Francesco Serafino, Andrea Bianco

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.51

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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