AuthorsO. M. Lysaker, S. Osher and X. Tai
TitleNoise Removal Using Smoothed Normals and Surface Fitting
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
JournalIEEE Transactions on Image Processing

In this work, we use partial differential equation techniques to remove noise from digital images. The removal is done in two steps. We first use a total-variation filter to smooth the normal vectors of the level curves of a noise image. After this, we try to find a surface to fit the smoothed normal vectors. For each of these two stages, the problem is reduced to a nonlinear partial differential equation. Finite difference schemes are used to solve these equations. A broad range of numerical examples are given in the paper.

Citation KeySC.4.Lysaker.2004