Developing a module for tracking floating and
Maritime search and rescue operations aim at
estimating positions of lost people and objects by considering uncertainties
which are determined by quantifying some undefined parameters (including the
last coordinate of the object, wind and surface currents conditions, etc.). The
main characteristics of the SAR models are carried out in the following.
Uncertainties about the
object last position as well as its shape should below so that the user can
efficiently apply the model in incidents.
conditions (wind and current fields) should
The computational time of the
model should be low enough so that it can be run in short
time in case of emergencies.
In the developed model, considered
regions for tracking prevalent objects (human body, boats, vessels, etc.) are computed
with respect to uncertainties, determined by Monte Carlo methods.
In this module, the forces considered for determiningprobable
regions are wind and current fields. Further, the effects of waves on objects
movement are indirectly taken into account.