• Title A compact combined UaV Polarimetric Ku band radar and EO/IR sensor system for oil spill and sea debris detection
  • Consortium CNIT, Cartogalicia
  • Partners GRADIANT
  • Funding MARTERA
  • Opening / Ending May 2018 / October 2020

POSEIDON aims at developing a UAV-mounted multisensor system for detection of floating marine pollution. To this end, POSEIDON proposes a compact system that can be carried on small UAVs that integrates radar sensors jointly operating with EO/IR cameras to monitor marine areas in order to detect sea debris and oil spills. In particular, Ku band polarimetric radar will be used to offer a solution for 24/7, all weather surveillance with enhanced capability of detecting floating debris and oil spills, thanks to polarimetry and high spatial resolution. Radar polarimetric processing can be used for SCR (Signal-to Clutter Ratio) improvement in order to enhance detection performance also in case of adverse sea conditions. The use of EO/IR sensors is meant to improve detection performance and to provide the capability of identification of the type of pollution and measurement of its extension. To this end, recent advances in image analysis using deep neural networks for object detection, segmentation, and classification will be explored. http://poseidon.cnit.it/