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Automated targets detection based on level set evolution using radar and optical imagery
Author(s): Yun Yang; Hongchao Ma; Yan Song
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Paper Abstract

Level set evolution theory is introduced to bridge or dam detection above river in order to improve performance in case of very low contrast and faint targets feature in optical or radar imagery. Aiming at shortages like boundary leak, weak robust to noises existing in classical level set methods, and sub- or over- segmentation, irregular boundary with gap existing in traditional segmentation, an adaptive narrow band level set evolution model based on Chan-Vese model is presented to excellently extract river regions from radar imagery with faint edge and unwelcome effects, while greatly accelerate the curve evolution process. Furthermore, we propose a novel algorithm based on Narrow Band Level Set(NBLS) for detecting and simultaneously distinguishing bridge and dam. The algorithm is efficient, avoiding the disadvantages that medial-axis search methods are subjected to noises and are hard to process river branch with complex shape. Finally, feature-weighted decision rule is adopted to combine the detection results from the two binary classifiers form radar and optical imagery, in order to make use of complementary feature from different classifiers and to achieve higher accuracy of targets detection than single classifier. Experimental results demonstrate that our scheme proposed in the paper outperform some others, with the advantages of time-effectiveness and robust to noises.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6419, Geoinformatics 2006: Remotely Sensed Data and Information, 641913 (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.713013
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Yun Yang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Hongchao Ma, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Yan Song, Wuhan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6419:
Geoinformatics 2006: Remotely Sensed Data and Information
Liangpei Zhang; Xiaoling Chen, Editor(s)

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