An Advanced Rotation Invariant Descriptor for SAR Image Registration
AbstractThe Scale-Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) algorithm and its many variants have been widely used in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image registration. The SIFT-like algorithms maintain rotation invariance by assigning a dominant orientation for each keypoint, while the calculation of dominant orientation is not robust due to the effect of speckle noise in SAR imagery. In this paper, we propose an advanced local descriptor for SAR image registration to achieve rotation invariance without assigning a dominant orientation. Based on the improved intensity orders, we first divide a circular neighborhood into several sub-regions. Second, rotation-invariant ratio orientation histograms of each sub-region are proposed by accumulating the ratio values of different directions in a rotation-invariant coordinate system. The proposed descriptor is composed of the concatenation of the histograms of each sub-region. In order to increase the distinctiveness of the proposed descriptor, multiple image neighborhoods are aggregated. Experimental results on several satellite SAR images have shown an improvement in the matching performance over other state-of-the-art algorithms. View Full-Text
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Xiang, Y.; Wang, F.; Wan, L.; You, H. An Advanced Rotation Invariant Descriptor for SAR Image Registration. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 686.
Xiang Y, Wang F, Wan L, You H. An Advanced Rotation Invariant Descriptor for SAR Image Registration. Remote Sensing. 2017; 9(7):686.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xiang, Yuming; Wang, Feng; Wan, Ling; You, Hongjian. 2017. "An Advanced Rotation Invariant Descriptor for SAR Image Registration." Remote Sens. 9, no. 7: 686.
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