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Optical Engineering

Two-stage method for impulse-noise removal
Author(s): Shoushui Chen; Xin Yang
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Paper Abstract

We propose a two-stage method for removing impulse noise in images. In the first stage, we use a novel noise detector, called the augmentation-of-ordered-difference detector, to identify pixels that are likely to be corrupted by impulse noise. This detector achieves accurate impulse-noise detection by augmenting the difference between the center pixel's intensity value and its neighbors' intensity values in a local window. In the second stage, noise pixels are restored using an iterative and adaptive median-based filter. This filter is adaptive according to the number of noise pixels in the filtering window. Thus, noise-free pixels are unaltered, and noise pixels are filtered by the adaptive filter. Simulation results indicate that the proposed method is better than other impulse-noise reduction filters in suppressing impulse noise and preserving image details.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2007
PDF: 14 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(9) 097003 doi: 10.1117/1.2784483
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Shoushui Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Xin Yang, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)

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