29 April 2008 A parameterized statistical sonar image texture model
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Single-point statistical properties of envelope-detected data such as signal returns from synthetic aperture radar and sonar have traditionally been modeled via the Rayleigh distribution and more recently by the K-distribution. Two-dimensional correlations that occur in textured non-Gaussian imagery are more difficult to model and estimate than Gaussian textures due to the nonlinear transformations of the time series data that occur during envelope detection. In this research, textured sonar imagery is modeled by a correlated K-distribution. The correlated K-distribution is explained via the compound representation of the one-dimensional K-distribution probability density function. After demonstrating the model utility using synthetically generated imagery, model parameters are estimated from a set of textured sonar images using a nonlinear least-squares fit algorithm. Results are discussed with regard to texture segmentation applications.
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J. Tory Cobb, J. Tory Cobb, K. Clint Slatton, K. Clint Slatton, } "A parameterized statistical sonar image texture model", Proc. SPIE 6953, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIII, 69530K (29 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777185; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.777185

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