SAR image processing by a memetic algorithm

AYDEMIR M., Gunel T. , KARGIN S., Erer I. , KURNAZ S.

2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, İstanbul, Turkey, 9 - 11 June 2005, pp.684-687 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/rast.2005.1512654
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.684-687


In this study, a recently invented evolutionary computing algorithm known as memetic algorithm is utilized for data processing of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. Since it's invention by Dr. Holland in 1990's, Genetic Algoritm (GA) has alredy gained popularity in a wide range of engineering applications. The genetic approach is used for processing of SAR imagery to find a region of a pre-defined criterion. In this study, the Memetic algorithm is used for the searh method. It was seen that, the algorithm is superior to deterministic methods in terms of processing times and finding the global minimum points. The proposed method is suitable to SAR image processing where huge amounts of data have to be processed in very short time intervals.