A Multiobjective Optimization Method Based on MOEA/D and Fuzzy Clustering for Change Detection in SAR Images


For the presence of speckle noise in SAR images, many change detection methods have been developed to suppress the effect of noise. However, all these methods will result in the loss of image details, and the trade-off between detail preserving and noise removing capability has become an urgent problem remaining to be settled. In this paper, we put forward an innovation for change detection in synthetic aperture radar images. It integrates evolutionary computation into fuzzy clustering process, and considers detail preserving capability and noise removing capability as two separate objectives for multiobjective optimization, and thus transforming the change detection problem into a multiobjective optimization problem (MOP). Experiments conducted on real SAR images confirm that the new approach is efficient.