Textural Classification of Clouds In Satellite Imagery Using Geometric Measures
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DOD / DTRA
Visidyne proposes to develop an expert, neural net based, system for classifying cloud types based on texture analysis in satellite imagery using geometric measures as network inputs. In Phase I Visidyne proposes to investigate the utility of a variety of network inputs based on the geometry and characteristic spatial scales of cloud texture in satellite imagery. These measures will be compared with the more traditional statistical ones for a sampling of different cloud types in NOAA satellite images. If a set of geometric measures with good correlation to visually typed cloud images is found, then development of a neural net based expert system for classifying cloud types will be proposed for Phase II. The primary benefit of Phase I will be the evaluation of the utility of geometric as opposed to statistical measures for use in cloud typing based on satellite image texture analysis. If Phase I is successful then candidate sets of geometric measures will have been identified for evaluation as inputs for a neural network based expert system for cloud typing in satellite imagery.
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Principal Investigator:John G. Devore
5951 Encina Road, Suite 208 Goleta, CA 93117
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