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Simultaneous segmentation of texture properties of K-distributed SAR images
Author(s): Pierfrancesco Lombardo; Christopher John Oliver
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes a technique for refining a previous segmentation by using different properties of K-distributed SAR clutter simultaneously. We first consider approximate forms for the K distribution based on a Maximum Entropy approach which assumes that only two moments of the data can be estimated with sufficient accuracy over a small sample region. The choice of moments defines the form of the approximate probability density functions (PDF). After the initial segmentation we then propose a post-processing stage in which the values of the moments of the complete previously-identified segments are assumed exact and an optimum fit to the edge position is defined. We demonstrate that joint estimation of the edge position, based on estimates of the mean of the data and of its logarithm, provides a close approximation to the full K- distribution treatment, while being significantly simpler to implement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2316, SAR Data Processing for Remote Sensing, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197530
Show Author Affiliations
Pierfrancesco Lombardo, Defence Research Agency Malvern (Italy)
Christopher John Oliver, Defence Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2316:
SAR Data Processing for Remote Sensing
Giorgio Franceschetti, Editor(s)

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