IEEE GRSS Transactions Prize Paper Award
A paper co-authored by Charles Deledalle (Institut Mathématique de Bordeaux), Loïc Denis (Laboratoire Hubert Curien), Florence Tupin (LTCI Télécom Paristech), Andréas Reigber and Marc Jäger (German aerospace center DLR) has been awarded the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2016 Transactions Prize Paper Award. This award is given once a year to a paper judged to be of exceptional merit published in the IEEE transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (http://www.grss-ieee.org/about/awards/).
The paper "NL-SAR: A Unified Nonlocal Framework for Resolution-Preserving (Pol)(In)SAR Denoising" (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2014...) describes a general estimation approach for synthetic aperture radar imaging. The key ingredients of the method are a spatially adaptive estimation based on patch similarity and a local selection of the estimator achieving the best bias/variance trade-off. This denoising method can be applied to the estimation of polarimetric, interferometric and radiometric parameters which are crucial to estimate bio-mass from SAR images, or to analyze high resolution images in urban areas.
More information and source code: https://www.math.u-bordeaux.fr/~cde...