A Filter for SAR Image Despeckling Using Pre-Trained Convolutional Neural Network Model

Ting Pan, Dong Peng, Wen Yang, Heng-Chao Li
2019 Remote Sensing  
Despeckling is a longstanding topic in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. Recently, many convolutional neural network (CNN) based methods have been proposed and shown state-of-the-art performance for SAR despeckling problem. However, these CNN based methods always need many training data or can only deal with specific noise level. To solve these problems, we directly embed an efficient CNN pre-trained model for additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) with Multi-channel Logarithm with Gaussian
more » ... ithm with Gaussian denoising (MuLoG) algorithm to deal with the multiplicative noise in SAR images. This flexible pre-trained CNN model takes the noise level as input, thus only a single pre-trained model is needed to deal with different noise levels. We also use a detector to find the homogeneous region automatically to estimate the noise level of image as input. Embedded with MuLoG, our proposed filter can despeckle not only single channel but also multi-channel SAR images. Finally, both simulated and real (Pol)SAR images were tested in experiments, and the results show that the proposed method has better and more robust performance than others.
doi:10.3390/rs11202379 fatcat:loy4qovr45eatmk4pozu73fdfq