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A Novel Adaptive Switching Median filter for laser image based on local salt and pepper noise density

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4 Author(s)
Xiao Kang ; Intelligent Robotics Institute, Beijing Institute of Technology, China ; Wei Zhu ; KeJie Li ; Jing Jiang

Laser image often mixes with salt and pepper noise when obtained and transmitted by image sensor. The salt and pepper noise not only makes the quality of laser image deteriorated but also causes the detail feature of laser image flooded which contains very important structure information. To remove salt and pepper noise effectively meanwhile ensure image details clear and completed, a Novel Adaptive Switching Median (NASM) filter based on local salt and pepper noise density is presented in this paper. Pixel points are divided into salt and pepper noise points and signal points according to two level detection mechanisms firstly, then, local salt and pepper noise density is introduced here to determined filter window of every noise point, only noise points are filtered by different size window adaptively whereas signal points are kept unprocessed finally. Through analyzing of experimental results, it shows that NASM filter can remove salt and pepper noise effectively meanwhile protect image details well thus getting better filtering performance compared with Traditional Median (TM) filter and other improved Switching Median (SM) filters for laser image.

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Power Engineering and Automation Conference (PEAM), 2011 IEEE  (Volume:3 )

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8-9 Sept. 2011