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—In this letter, we discuss the multivariate Laplace probability model in the context of a normal variance mixture model. We briefly review the derivation of the probability density function (pdf) and discuss a few important properties. We then present two methods for estimating its parameters from data and include an example of usage, where we apply the… (More)

—This paper addresses estimation of the equivalent number of looks (ENL), an important parameter in statistical modelling of multilook synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. Two new ENL estimators are discovered by looking at certain moments of the multilook polarimetric covariance matrix, which is commonly used to represent multilook polarimetric SAR data,… (More)

In this paper, a new statistical model for representing the amplitude statistics of ultrasonic images is presented. The model is called the Rician inverse Gaussian (RiIG) distribution, due to the fact that it is constructed as a mixture of the Rice distribution and the Inverse Gaussian distribution. The probability density function (pdf) of the RiIG model… (More)

We propose in this paper a new unsupervised neural network which is capable of clustering a set of experimental data according to a given generic interpoint similarity measure, and then assign to each new input its appropriate cluster label. The network is able to do this for clusters of any shape, and without knowing in advance the number of clusters to be… (More)

—This paper presents a processing chain for the change detection of Arctic glaciers from multitemporal multipolariza-tion synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. We produce terrain-corrected multilook complex covariance data by including the effects of topography on both geolocation and SAR radiometry as well as azimuth slope variations on polarization… (More)

—In this paper, we present a generalized Wishart classifier derived from a non-Gaussian model for polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) data. Our starting point is to demonstrate that the scale mixture of Gaussian (SMoG) distribution model is suitable for modeling PolSAR data. We show that the distribution of the sample covariance matrix for the… (More)

—In this paper, we introduce the homomorphic 0-WMAP (wavelet maximum a posteriori) filter, a wavelet-based statistical speckle filter equivalent to the well known 0-MAP filter. We perform a logarithmic transformation in order to make the speckle contribution additive and statistically independent of the radar cross section. Further, we propose to use the… (More)

—In this paper, we propose to use a matrix-variate Mellin transform in the statistical analysis of multilook polari-metric radar data. The domain of the transform integral is the cone of complex positive definite matrices, which allows for transformation of the distributions used to model the polarimetric covariance and coherency matrix. Based on the… (More)