Regions Segmentation from SAR Images

  • Luigi Cinque
  • Rossella Cossu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6978)


In this paper, we propose an approach based on the level set method for segmenting SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) images. In particular, the segmentation process presented consists in the evolution of an initial curve, including the interested region, until it reaches the boundary of the area to be extracted. The procedure proposed allows to obtain the same result of segmentation independently of the initial position of the curve. The results are shown on both synthetic and real images. The analyzed images are SAR PRI (Precise Images), acquired during the mission ERS2.


Level set Image segmentation SAR Speckle noise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Cinque
    • 1
  • Rossella Cossu
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitá degli Studi SapienzaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo-CNRRomaItaly

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