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Filtering of radar images for geological structural mapping
Author(s): Catherine Mering; Jean-Francois Parrot
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Paper Abstract

Geological structural features may be described on satellite images as thin lines or contours. The extraction of these features is usually performed by enhancement techniques such as filtering and edge detection. However, radar images being characterized by the presence of speckle noise, the classical enhancement techniques do not provide good results in this case. We present here two methods of filtering based on local transformations of the gray-tone function. They provide gray-tone images where the speckle is removed and the continuity and sharpness of thin structures are preserved. The valuation of the methods is done by analyzing the binary images resulting from an automatic thresholding of the filtered images according to two criteria: homogeneity and connectivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2315, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing, (30 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.196773
Show Author Affiliations
Catherine Mering, ORSTOM (France)
Jean-Francois Parrot, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2315:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing
Jacky Desachy, Editor(s)

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