A form of ranked-order filters is introduced as the local maximum filter. The construction of the local maximum filter is described, followed by a discussion of its function and some of its more important properties, and an example application of a two-dimensional local maximum filter is provided to illustrate the detection of single-pixel targets against a cloud clutter background. The closing discussion provides a mathematical development of the filter.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2002
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2002
Published: October 1, 2002
John Bart Wilburn, "Development of the local maximum variety of ranked-order filters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1994-2004 (2002)