Efficient simultaneous image deconvolution and upsampling algorithm for low-resolution microwave sounder data

Jing Qin, Igor Yanovsky, Wotao Yin

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Abstract

Microwave imaging has been widely used in the prediction and tracking of hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical storms. Due to the limitations of sensors, the acquired remote sensing data are usually blurry and have relatively low resolution, which calls for the development of fast algorithms for deblurring and enhancing the resolution. We propose an efficient algorithm for simultaneous image deconvolution and upsampling for low-resolution microwave hurricane data. Our model involves convolution, downsampling, and the total variation regularization. After reformulating the model, we are able to apply the alternating direction method of multipliers and obtain three subproblems, each of which has a closed-form solution. We also extend the framework to the multichannel case with the multichannel total variation regularization. A variety of numerical experiments on synthetic and real Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit and Microwave Humidity Sounder data were conducted. The results demonstrate the outstanding performance of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number095035
JournalJournal of Applied Remote Sensing
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • advanced microwave sounding unit
  • alternating direction method of multipliers
  • deconvolution
  • microwave humidity sounder
  • microwaves
  • nonlinear image processing
  • resolution
  • upsampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)

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