This paper proposes a segmentation method of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) images which uses a SOM(Self-Organizing Map). SAR images are obtained by observation using microwave sensor. They are segmented into the drift ice (thick, thin), and sea regions manually, and then features are extracted from partitioned data. However they are not necessarily effective for neural network learning because they can include incorrectly segmented data. Therefore, in particular, a multi-step SOM is used as a learning method to improve reliability of teacher data, and carries out classification. This process enable us to fix all mistook data and segment the SAR data using just data. The validity of this method was demonstrated by computer simulations using the actual SAR images.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- Drift Ice
- Neural Network
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering