A NOVEL SALIENCY-BASED METHOD FOR SHIP DETECTION IN SAR IMAGE

Tingpeng Li, Hua Zhong, Meng Yang
2020 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters  
This paper presents a hierarchical saliency detector for ship detection in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. First, the nonlinear anisotropic diffusive process has been adopted to eliminate clutter, while preserving the target edge feature in SAR image. Second, each pixel in the filtered image is assigned to its corresponding super-pixel region via an adaptation of optimization technique. Third, Gamma manifold for feature representation has been presented for the modeling of intensity of
more » ... ll super-pixels in SAR imagery. Finally, a threshold segmentation method is used to realize ship detection. Experimental results accomplished over real SAR images demonstrate that the proposed detection method can achieve a good performance.
doi:10.2528/pierl20030405 fatcat:g26pfl7xrzh53cqoq6qsx4fiv4