Two-dimensional adaptive block Kalman filtering of SAR imagery
Speckle effects are commonly observed in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. In airborne SAR systems the effect of this degradation reduces the accuracy of detection substantially. Thus, the elimination of this noise is an important task in SAR imaging systems. In this paper a new method for speckle noise removal is introduced using 2-D adaptive block Kalman filtering (ABKF). The image process is represented by an autoregressive (AR) model with nonsymmetric half-plane (NSHP) region of support. New 2-D Kalman filtering equations are derived which take into account not only the effect of ...
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