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The presence of multiplicative noise in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images makes segmentation and classification difficult to handle. Although a fuzzy C-means (FCM) algorithm and its variants (e.g., the FCM_S, the fast generalized FCM, the fuzzy local information C-means, etc.) can achieve satisfactory segmentation results and are robust to Gaussian(More)
This paper presents a new approach for the discrimination of ship responses using polarimetric SAR (PolSAR) data. The PolSAR multidimensional information is analyzed using a linear Time-Frequency (TF) decomposition approach, which permits to describe the polarimetric behavior of a ship and its background area for different azimuthal angles of observation(More)
Built-up area extraction from polarimetric SAR (PolSAR) imagery has a close relationship with urban planning, disaster management, etc. Since the buildings have complex geometries and may be misclassified as forests due to the significant cross-polarized scattering, built-up area extraction from PolSAR data is still a challenging problem. This paper(More)
This paper addresses the statistical segmentation of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) image combining PM (Perona Malik) nonlinear diffusion model and MRF (Markov Random Field) model. First, the original SAR image is filtered using the modified PM nonlinear diffusion model, in which the diffusion coefficients along the tangent direction and the normal(More)
A polarimetric coherent Time-Frequency (TF) decomposition approach for ship detection is proposed in this paper. At first, the PolSAR data are decomposed in azimuth direction, range direction only or in both directions. Then a novel statistical descriptor called polarimetric TF coherence indicator, is applied to detect maritime targets in different(More)
Harbor detection is an important aspect for remote sensing ocean application research. Fast and accurate harbor detection can greatly improve the ability of automatic interpretation for remote sensing image shipside buildings and ships inside ports. By having a detailed research on harbor object disposal, this paper established harbor model and advance(More)
This paper presents a method in finding tie points automatically in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image pairs based on the extracted closed regions. There are mainly three steps during this process. The first step is to extract the closed regions in the SAR image with an image segmentation approach deducted by the geodesic active contour (GAC) model. Then,(More)