24th Signal Processing and Communication Application Conference (SIU), Zonguldak, Türkiye, 16 - 19 Mayıs 2016, ss.1329-1332
Speckle noise which is inherent to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging makes it difficult to detect targets and recognize spatial patterns on earth. Thus, despeckling is critical and used as a preprocessing step for smoothing homogeneous regions while preserving features such as edges and point scatterers. In this study, a low-memory version of the previously proposed sparsity-driven despeckling (SDD) method is proposed. All steps of the method are parallelized using OpenMP on CPU and CUDA on GPU. Execution time and despeckling performance are shown using real-world SAR images.