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JSW 2011 Vol.6(3): 483-489 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.3.483-489

Satellite Cloud Image Registration by Combining Curvature Shape Representation with Particle Swarm Optimization

Xiang Zhang1, Chang-jiang Zhang1, 2
1College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China
2State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Jointly Sponsored by the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China


Abstract—A new feature point extraction algorithm which is used to match the satellite cloud image feature point is proposed. The new algorithm is proposed by combining corner detection with curvature scale space. The new algorithm can accurately extract the satellite cloud image corner points in different positions and directions. In order to accurately match the corner points of two source images, an overall restricted condition, which combines angle difference, gray level difference, relative distance and normalized correlation coefficient of the two matched corner points, is used to improve the matching accuracy. Finally, particle swarm optimization algorithm is used to obtain the optimal registration parameters. The optimal registration parameters are used to accurately match the two source images. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can accurately match the satellite cloud images and better than traditional image registration methods.

Index Terms—satellite cloud image, registration, corner point matching, particle swarm optimization

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Cite: Xiang Zhang, Chang-jiang Zhang, "Satellite Cloud Image Registration by Combining Curvature Shape Representation with Particle Swarm Optimization," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 483-489, 2011.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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