An automatic optimum kernel-size selection technique for edge enhancement

Remote Sensing of Environment
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Edge enhancement is a technique that can be considered, to a first order, a correction for the modulation transfer function of an imaging system. Digital imaging systems sample a continuous function at discrete intervals so that high-frequency information cannot be recorded at the same precision as lower frequency data. Because of this, fine detail or edge information in digital images is lost. Spatial filtering techniques can be used to enhance the fine detail information that does exist in the digital image, but the filter size is dependent on the type of area being processed. A technique has been developed by the authors that uses the horizontal first difference to automatically select the optimum kernel-size that should be used to enhance the edges that are contained in the image. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An automatic optimum kernel-size selection technique for edge enhancement
Series title Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI 10.1016/0034-4257(82)90005-0
Volume 12
Issue 1
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 16 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Remote Sensing of Environment
First page 23
Last page 38
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