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Impulsive Noise Suppression from Images with the Noise Exclusive Filter

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20042004:181785

Received: 25 August 2003

Published: 2 December 2004


A novel impulsive noise elimination filter, entitled noise exclusive filter (NEF), which shows a high performance at the restoration of images distorted by impulsive noise, is proposed in this paper. NEF uses chi-square goodness-of-fit test in order to detect the corrupted pixels more accurately. Simulation results show that the proposed filter achieves a superior performance compared with the other filters mentioned in this paper in terms of noise suppression and detail preservation, particularly when the noise density is very high. The proposed method also achieves the robustness and detail preservation perfectly for a wide range of impulsive noise density. NEF provides efficient filtering performance with reduced computational complexity.

Keywords and phrases

impulsive noise suppressionstatistical noise detection

Authors’ Affiliations

Avionics Department, Civil Aviation School, Erciyes University
Electronic Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Erciyes University
Computer Engineering Department, Institute of Science, Erciyes University


© Çivicioğlu et al. 2004