Inshore Ship Detection in Multispectral Satellite Images

Besbinar B., Gurbuz Y. Z., Alatan A. A.

23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Malatya, Turkey, 16 - 19 May 2015, pp.2029-2032 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Malatya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2029-2032
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a novel method is proposed for the detection of sea and inshore ships in satellite images which contain red, green, blue and near-infrared bands. For sea detection, an initial mask is obtained by thresholding the water index calculated using green and near infrared bands. At the second stage, models of sea and land learned via the initial mask are used in graph-cut method and a sea-land mask with high accuracy is obtained. Linear extension of the line segments on the sea-land mask boundary is aimed for the detection of inshore ships. For this purpose, line s