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Optical Engineering

Speckle Suppression And Analysis For Synthetic Aperture Radar Images
Author(s): Jong-Sen Lee
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Paper Abstract

Speckle appearing in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images is generated by coherent interference of radar echoes from target scatters. Basically, speckle noise has the nature of a multiplicative noise. In this paper procedures for defining and verifying a statistical noise model are developed, and two multiplicative noise-smoothing algorithms are pre-sented. These two algorithms are computationally efficient and have the potential of achieving real-time or near-real-time processing. Several SEASAT SAR and SIR-B (Shuttle Imaging Radar) images are used for illustration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(5) 255636 doi: 10.1117/12.7973877
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 5
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Jong-Sen Lee, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


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