Change detection in SAR images based on the salient map guidance and an accelerated genetic algorithm

Mu, Caihong, Li, Chengzhou, Liu, Yi, Sun, Menghua, Jiao, Licheng and Qu, Rong (2017) Change detection in SAR images based on the salient map guidance and an accelerated genetic algorithm. In: 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2017), 5-8 June 2017, San Sebastian, Spain.

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This paper proposes a change detection algorithm in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images based on the salient image guidance and an accelerated genetic algorithm (S-aGA). The difference image is first generated by logarithm ratio operator based on the bi-temporal SAR images acquired in the same region. Then a saliency detection model is applied in the difference image to extract the salient regions containing the changed class pixels. The salient regions are further divided by fuzzy c-means (FCM) clustering algorithm into three categories: changed class (set of pixels with high gray values), unchanged class (set of pixels with low gray values) and undetermined class (set of pixels with middle gray value, which are difficult to classify). Finally, the proposed accelerated GA is applied to explore the reduced search space formed by the undetermined-class pixels according to an objective function considering neighborhood information. In S-aGA, an efficient mutation operator is designed by using the neighborhood information of undetermined-class pixels as the heuristic information to determine the mutation probability of each undetermined-class pixel adaptively, which accelerates the convergence of the GA significantly. The experimental results on two data sets demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed S-aGA. On the whole, S-aGA outperforms five other existing methods including the simple GA in terms of detection accuracy. In addition, S-aGA could obtain satisfying solution within limited generations, converging much faster than the simple GA.

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Keywords: change detection, Saliency map, fuzzy c-means (FCM), genetic algorithm (GA), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
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Depositing User: Qu, Rong
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 11:29
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:54

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