A Novel Gradient Vector Flow Snake Model Based on Convex Function for Infrared Image Segmentation
AbstractInfrared image segmentation is a challenging topic because infrared images are characterized by high noise, low contrast, and weak edges. Active contour models, especially gradient vector flow, have several advantages in terms of infrared image segmentation. However, the GVF (Gradient Vector Flow) model also has some drawbacks including a dilemma between noise smoothing and weak edge protection, which decrease the effect of infrared image segmentation significantly. In order to solve this problem, we propose a novel generalized gradient vector flow snakes model combining GGVF (Generic Gradient Vector Flow) and NBGVF (Normally Biased Gradient Vector Flow) models. We also adopt a new type of coefficients setting in the form of convex function to improve the ability of protecting weak edges while smoothing noises. Experimental results and comparisons against other methods indicate that our proposed snakes model owns better ability in terms of infrared image segmentation than other snakes models. View Full-Text
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Zhang, R.; Zhu, S.; Zhou, Q. A Novel Gradient Vector Flow Snake Model Based on Convex Function for Infrared Image Segmentation. Sensors 2016, 16, 1756.
Zhang R, Zhu S, Zhou Q. A Novel Gradient Vector Flow Snake Model Based on Convex Function for Infrared Image Segmentation. Sensors. 2016; 16(10):1756.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Rui; Zhu, Shiping; Zhou, Qin. 2016. "A Novel Gradient Vector Flow Snake Model Based on Convex Function for Infrared Image Segmentation." Sensors 16, no. 10: 1756.
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