Change detection on SAR images using divisive normalization-based image representation

Qian Xu, Lina Karam

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Abstract

In the context of multi-temporal synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images for earth monitoring applications, one critical issue is the detection of changes occurring after a natural or an-thropic disaster. In this paper, we propose a new similarity measure for automatic change detection based on a divisive normalization image representation. The divisive normalization transform (DNT) has been recognized as a successful methodology to model the perceptual sensitivity of biological vision and a useful image representation that significantly reduces statistical dependence of natural images. In this work, we exploit the fact that the histogram of DNT coefficients within wavelet subbands can often be well fitted with a zero-mean Gaussian density function, which is a one-parameter function that allows efficient change detection of SAR images. The proposed change detector is compared to other recent modelbased approaches. Tests on real data show that our detector outperforms previously suggested methods in terms of the rate of false alarm rate and the total error rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4339-4343
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479928927
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 4 2014May 9 2014

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/4/145/9/14

Keywords

  • Divisive normalization
  • Gaussian scale mixture
  • change detection
  • synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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