[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 2, No. 3 (1995) 163-166]

Simulator for Aid of Trial-and-Error Design of Nonlinear Image Processing Filters

Akira ASANO, Takahiro HONDA and Shunsuke YOKOZEKI

Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kawazu 680-4, Iizuka, Fukuoka, 820 Japan

(Received December 2, 1994; Accepted February 15, 1995)

A simulator to aid in the design of nonlinear image processing filters is developed. This simulator assists the filter design by determining parameters manually by trial-and-error. The method is also useful for improving the results of the learning optimization methods. An example of the application of the technique to improve a resultant filter by a learning method of a mathematical morphological filter is shown.

Key words : nonlinear filters, image processing, filter design method, learning filter optimization, mathematical morphology