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1. (WO2018183777) VISUALLY CORRELATED RADAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/183777    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/025297
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01S 13/86
G01S 7/12
B63B 49/00
G01S 7/16
G01S 7/22
G01S 7/24
G01S 13/93
Applicants: FLIR BELGIUM BVBA
FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: RIVERS, Mark
YEOMANS, Christopher
Title: VISUALLY CORRELATED RADAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide visually correlated radar imagery for mobile structures. A visually correlated radar imagery system includes a radar system, an imaging device, and a logic device configured to communicate with the radar system and imaging device. The radar system is adapted to be mounted to a mobile structure, and the imaging device may include an imager position and/or orientation sensor (IPOS). The logic device is configured to determine a horizontal field of view (FOV) of image data captured by the imaging device and to render radar data that is visually or spatially correlated to the image data based, at least in part, on the determined horizontal FOV. Subsequent user input and/or the sonar data may be used to adjust a steering actuator, a propulsion system thrust, and/or other operational systems of the mobile structure.