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Robust approach to the MAD change detection method
Author(s): Lu Zhang; Mingsheng Liao; Yan Wang; Lijun Lu; Yong Wang
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Paper Abstract

Digital change detection using multi-temporal remotely sensed imagery is a key topic in the studies of the global environmental changes. Significant efforts have been made in the development of methods for digital change detection. Among the methods, the multivariate alteration detection (MAD) shows great promising. However, the use of mean and covariance matrix of feature vectors in the method makes the detection non-robust because the mean and covariance matrix are influenced by the presence of outliers. In this article two schemes are proposed to improve the robustness of the MAD method. The two schemes, based on different strategies of outlier handling, consist of a two-pass and a one-pass processing, respectively. Finally a preliminary study was carried out to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed schemes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5574, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology IV, (22 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565389
Show Author Affiliations
Lu Zhang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Mingsheng Liao, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Yan Wang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Lijun Lu, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Yong Wang, East Carolina Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5574:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology IV
Manfred Ehlers; Francesco Posa, Editor(s)

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