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Local adaptive filtering of images corrupted by nonstationary noise
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In various practical situations of remote sensing image processing it is assumed that noise is nonstationary and no a priory information on noise dependence on local mean or about local properties of noise statistics is available. It is shown that in such situations it is difficult to find a proper filter for effective image processing, i.e., for noise removal with simultaneous edge/detail preservation. To deal with such images, a local adaptive filter based on discrete cosine transform in overlapping blocks is proposed. A threshold is set locally based on a noise standard deviation estimate obtained for each block. Several other operations to improve performance of the locally adaptive filter are proposed and studied. The designed filter effectiveness is demonstrated for simulated data as well as for real life radar remote sensing and marine polarimetric radar images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7245, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems VII, 724506 (10 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805298
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir Vasilyevich Lukin, National Aerospace Univ. (Ukraine)
Dmitriy V. Fevralev, National Aerospace Univ. (Ukraine)
Nikolay N. Ponomarenko, National Aerospace Univ. (Ukraine)
Oleksiy B. Pogrebnyak, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico)
Karen O. Egiazarian, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Jaakko T. Astola, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7245:
Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems VII
Nasser M. Nasrabadi; Jaakko T. Astola; Karen O. Egiazarian; Syed A. Rizvi, Editor(s)

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