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31 October 2019 Denoising method based on intrascale correlation in nonsubsampled contourlet transform for synthetic aperture radar images
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Abstract

Compared with speckle noise, the targets in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images have strong directionality. Since the target and noise are different in the directional sub-bands on the same scale of nonsubsampled contourlet transform (NSCT), there are obvious differences in characteristics of the NSCT coefficients. Taking advantage of the differences, a denoising method for SAR image based on intrascale correlation of NSCT is proposed. The coefficients in different directional sub-bands in NSCT field are analyzed and the distribution law of the difference between maximum and minimum coefficients on the same scale is presented. Then, a threshold-determining strategy is proposed for identifying noise from targets. Finally, the proposed method is compared with some state-of-the-art denoising methods. It is observed from the results that our method presents the best performance in balance of noises and edge-preserving.

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Helong Wu, Huaping Xu, Pengbo Wang, Bo Yang, and Chunsheng Li "Denoising method based on intrascale correlation in nonsubsampled contourlet transform for synthetic aperture radar images," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 13(4), 046503 (31 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.13.046503
Received: 30 April 2019; Accepted: 8 October 2019; Published: 31 October 2019
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