Special Issue "Remote Sensing Applications of Image Denoising and Restoration"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing Image Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Behnood Rasti
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Guest Editor
Center of Technology and Applied Science, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iceland, Iceland, Skolabraut 3, 220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Interests: signal and image processing; machine learning; hyperspectral image analysis; multisensor data fusion; remote sensing
Prof. Dr. Paul Scheunders
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Guest Editor
Vision Lab, Department of Physics, University of Antwerp
Interests: remote sensing data analysis; hyperspectral image analysis; machine learning; spectral unmixing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent advances in remote sensing technologies have presented a broad range of applications related to Earth observation and monitoring. Remotely sensed data are often degraded by different noise sources and artifacts that appear differently in different data acquisition technologies and sensors. The received radiance in optical remote sensing data is often degraded by mixed noise. Push-broom scanning induces striping noise in spectral imaging technologies. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data are degraded by impulse noises, and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) suffers from speckle noises. On the other hand, noise reduction and data restoration can improve the signal-to-noise ratio of acquired data and consequently affect remote sensing applications. However, the complexity and variety of remote sensing imaging technologies make the denoising and restoration of different data sources, from ground measurements to aerial and space measurements, very challenging. This Special Issue aims to address these problems by providing a variety of contributions focused on the application of image denoising and restoration in remote sensing data analysis. Additionally, this Special Issue promotes the use of image denoising and restoration as a preprocessing step for further remote sensing data processing. Therefore, the Special Issue’s contributions include (but are not limited to) remote sensing applications of the following topics:

  • Mixed noise reduction for hyperspectral images;
  • Despeckling for synthetic aperture radars;
  • Destriping for optical imagery;
  • Image inpainting;
  • Drone-borne sensor restoration and image denoising;
  • Advanced image processing for restoration and denoising;
  • Advanced machine learning and deep learning techniques for image restoration and denoising;
  • Artifacts removal from remote sensing data, including ground-, drone (UAV)-, aerial-, and space-based measurements;
  • Image demosaicking for remote sensing data;
  • The application of image denoising and restoration for classification, land-cover mapping, super-resolution and sharpening, unmixing, target detection, change detection, multitemporal remote sensing analysis, and data fusion.

Dr. Behnood Rasti
Prof. Dr. Paul Scheunders
Dr. Pedram Ghamisi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • restoration
  • denoising
  • despeckling
  • destriping
  • inpainting
  • demosaicking
  • sparse noise
  • mixed noise
  • artifact removal
  • remote sensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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