Speckle Suppression by Weighted Euclidean Distance Anisotropic Diffusion
AbstractTo better reduce image speckle noise while also maintaining edge information in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images, we propose a novel anisotropic diffusion algorithm using weighted Euclidean distance (WEDAD). Presented here is a modified speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion (SRAD) method, which constructs a new edge detection operator using weighted Euclidean distances. The new edge detection operator can adaptively distinguish between homogenous and heterogeneous image regions, effectively generate anisotropic diffusion coefficients for each image pixel, and filter each pixel at different scales. Additionally, the effects of two different weighting methods (Gaussian weighting and non-linear weighting) of de-noising were analyzed. The effect of different adjustment coefficient settings on speckle suppression was also explored. A series of experiments were conducted using an added noise image, GF-3 SAR image, and YG-29 SAR image. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can not only significantly suppress speckle, thus improving the visual effects, but also better preserve the edge information of images. View Full-Text
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Guo, F.; Zhang, G.; Zhang, Q.; Zhao, R.; Deng, M.; Xu, K. Speckle Suppression by Weighted Euclidean Distance Anisotropic Diffusion. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 722.
Guo F, Zhang G, Zhang Q, Zhao R, Deng M, Xu K. Speckle Suppression by Weighted Euclidean Distance Anisotropic Diffusion. Remote Sensing. 2018; 10(5):722.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Fengcheng; Zhang, Guo; Zhang, Qingjun; Zhao, Ruishan; Deng, Mingjun; Xu, Kai. 2018. "Speckle Suppression by Weighted Euclidean Distance Anisotropic Diffusion." Remote Sens. 10, no. 5: 722.
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