Journal of Computer Science

Comparative Analysis of Satellite Image Pre-Processing Techniques

T. Sree Sharmila, K. Ramar and T. SreeRenga Raja

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.176.182

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 2

Pages 176-182


Satellite images are corrupted by noise in its acquisition and transmission. The removal of noise from the image by attenuating the high frequency image components, removes some important details as well. In order to retain the useful information and improve the visual appearance, an effective denoising and resolution enhancement techniques are required. In this research, Hybrid Directional Lifting (HDL) technique is proposed to retain the important details of the image and improve the visual appearance. The Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) based interpolation technique is developed for enhancing the resolution of the denoised image. The performance of the proposed techniques are tested by Land Remote-Sensing Satellite (LANDSAT) images, using the quantitative performance measure, Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) and computation time to show the significance of the proposed techniques. The PSNR of the HDL technique increases 1.02 dB compared to the standard denoising technique and the DWT based interpolation technique increases 3.94 dB. From the experimental results it reveals that newly developed image denoising and resolution enhancement techniques improve the image visual quality with rich textures.


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