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This paper studies a family of distributions constructed from multivariate gamma distributions to model the statistical properties of multisensor synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. These distributions referred to as multisensor multivariate gamma distributions (MuMGDs) are potentially interesting for detecting changes in SAR images acquired by different(More)
This paper evaluates the potential interest of using bivariate gamma distributions for image registration and change detection. The first part of this paper studies estimators for the parameters of bivariate gamma distributions based on the maximum likelihood principle and the method of moments. The performance of both methods are compared in terms of(More)
We address the problem of estimating the polarization degree of polarimetric images in coherent illumination. It has been recently shown that the degree of polarization associated with polarimetric images can be estimated by the method of moments applied to two or four images assuming fully developed speckle. We show that the estimation can also be(More)
Marked point processes have received a great attention in the recent years, for their ability to extract objects in large data sets as those obtained in biological studies or hyperspectral remote sensing frameworks. This paper focuses on an original Bayesian point process estimation for the detection of galaxies from the hyperspectral data(More)
Information contained in polarimetric images can be characterized by a scalar parameter called the polarization degree. This parameter is usually estimated using four polarimetric images. However, acquisition and registration of four images are complex and costly. Thus, reducing the number of required images can be of great interest for practical(More)
This paper presents a “method of moments” estimation technique for the study of multiple scattering on the hypersphere. The proposed model is similar to a compound Poisson process evolving on a special manifold: the unit hypersphere. The presented work makes use of an approximation result for multiply convolved von Mises-Fisher distributions(More)
In this study, a method that aims at detecting small and faint objects in noisy hyperspectral astrophysical images is presented. The particularity of the hyperspectral images that we are interested in is the high dynamics between object intensities. Detection of the smallest and faintest objects is challenging, because their signal-to-noise ratio is low,(More)
Estimating the parameters of multivariate mixed Poisson models is an important problem in image processing applications, especially for active imaging or astronomy. The classical maximum likelihood approach cannot be used for these models since the corresponding masses cannot be expressed in a simple closed form. This paper studies a maximum pairwise(More)
A new family of distributions, constructed by summing two correlated gamma random variables, is studied. First, a simple closed form expression for their density is derived. Second, the three parameters characterizing such a density are estimated by using the maximum likelihood (ML) principle. Numerical simulations are conducted to compare the performance(More)