Adaptive box filters for removal of random noise from digital images

E. M. Eliason, A. S. McEwen

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We have developed adaptive box-filtering algorithms to (1) remove random bit errors (pixel values with no relation to the image scene) and (2) smooth noisy data (pixels related to the image scene but with an additive or multiplicative component of noise). For both procedures, we use the standard deviation (σ) of those pixels within a local box surrounding each pixel, hence they are adaptive filters. This technique effectively reduces speckle in radar images without eliminating fine details. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-458
Number of pages6
JournalPhotogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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