Normally images obtained from satellites are of low-contrast type which hides major information carried by the image. Hence, image restoration is necessary in the image processing domain to extract all the information present in the images. The low contrast satellite image restoration based on adaptive histogram equalization combined with Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) and Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) is proposed in this paper. The proposed technique is experimented on three different satellite images. The effectiveness of the method introduced in this paper is shown by comparing it against the existing techniques based on gamma correction and histogram equalization combined with DCT and DWT. The comparison is done based on the standard parameters called Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) and Standard Deviation. The result and analysis on the basis of PSNR values shows that adaptive histogram equalization combined with DWT is more effective approach compared to adaptive histogram equalization combined with DCT.
M. P, M, S., Sowmya V., and Dr. Soman K. P., “Low Contrast Satellite Image Restoration based on adaptive Histogram Equalization and Discrete Wavelet Transform”, in - 5th IEEE International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing-ICCSP'15, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur , 2016.