10 February 2009 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.
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Vladimir Vasilyevich Lukin, Dmitriy V. Fevralev, Nikolay N. Ponomarenko, Oleksiy B. Pogrebnyak, Karen O. Egiazarian, Jaakko T. Astola, "Local adaptive filtering of images corrupted by nonstationary noise", Proc. SPIE 7245, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems VII, 724506 (10 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805298; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.805298
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