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ARKTOS: an intelligent system for SAR sea ice image classification

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4 Author(s)
Leen-Kiat Soh ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA ; Tsatsoulis, C. ; Gineris, D. ; Bertoia, C.

We present an intelligent system for satellite sea ice image analysis named Advanced Reasoning using Knowledge for Typing Of Sea ice (ARKTOS). ARKTOS performs fully automated analysis of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sea ice images by mimicking the reasoning process of sea ice experts. ARKTOS automatically segments a SAR image of sea ice, generates descriptors for the segments of the image, and then uses expert system rules to classify these sea ice features. ARKTOS also utilizes multisource data fusion to improve classification and performs belief handling using Dempster-Shafer. As a software package, ARKTOS comprises components in image processing, rule-based classification, multisource data fusion, and graphical user interface-based knowledge engineering and modification. As a research project over the past ten years, ARKTOS has undergone phases such as knowledge acquisition, prototyping, refinement, evaluation, deployment, and operationalization at the U.S. National Ice Center. In this paper, we focus on the methodology, evaluations, and classification results of ARKTOS.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 1 )