SAR Segmentation using Anisotropic Diffusion

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Speckle effects are commonly observed in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. The human eye is capable of deriving meaningful information from SAR images; however, an automatic or semi-automatic processing algorithm has difficulty in distinguishing objects in the images because of noise effects present in those images. This paper presents a segmentation method for SAR images, which employs an anisotropic diffusion algorithm. In the proposed scheme, a SAR image is transformed into a logarithmic domain where the diffusion process is used to grow homogeneous regions in the noise environment until the regions reach some criteria for homogeneity; consequently, the segmented image in the logarithm domain is converted to the intensity domain by an exponential function. To grow homogeneous regions the adaptive diffusion method is introduced with a tensor technique in which tensor data are varied with the neighboring pixels. The diffusion algorithm will stop itself by a standard deviation divided by the mean, which is provided according to the homogeneity criteria. Results are shown on both synthetic and satellite SAR images. The evaluation of the proposed method employs the theoretical gain of equivalent numbers of looks (ENL).

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  • 電気学会論文誌. C, 電子・情報・システム部門誌 = The transactions of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. C, A publication of Electronics, Information and System Society  

    電気学会論文誌. C, 電子・情報・システム部門誌 = The transactions of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. C, A publication of Electronics, Information and System Society 128(2), 260-268, 2008-02-01 

    The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    10021131333
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AN10065950
  • 本文言語コード
    ENG
  • 資料種別
    ART
  • ISSN
    03854221
  • NDL 記事登録ID
    9366874
  • NDL 雑誌分類
    ZN31(科学技術--電気工学・電気機械工業)
  • NDL 請求記号
    Z16-795
  • データ提供元
    CJP書誌  NDL  J-STAGE 
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