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Computation of scale-independent surface roughness via the generation of multiscale digital elevation models

A.F.M., Hani and V.S., Asirvadam and D., Sathyamoorthy (2008) Computation of scale-independent surface roughness via the generation of multiscale digital elevation models. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering 2008, ICCCE08: Global Links for Human Development, 13 May 2008 through 15 May 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The quantitative computation of surface roughness has received increasing attention due to its importance in numerical surface study. A number of algorithms have been employed to compute surface roughness. These algorithms, which operate at singular scales of measurement, provide scale-dependant roughness parameters. In this paper, the computation of a scaleindependent roughness parameter is performed via the generation of multiscale digital elevation models (DEMs).The proposed procedure employs the lifting scheme to generate multiscale DEMs. Using the mask of pixels modified at each scale, granulometric analysis is employed to compute the average size of convex and concave regions in the DEM, and the scale-independent average roughness of the terrain of the DEM due the distribution of convex and concave regions in the terrain. The proposed procedure provides a surface roughness parameter that is realistic with respect to the amplitudes and frequencies of the terrain, invariant with respect to rotation and translation, and has intuitive meaning. ©2008 IEEE.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Digital arithmetic; Digital instruments; Friction; Geodetic satellites; Metal analysis; Parameter estimation; Surface properties; Surface roughness; Surveying; Technology; Tracking radar; Average size; Communication engineering; Digital elevation models; Granulometric analysis; Human developments; International conferences; Lifting schemes; Multi scaling; Roughness parameters; Surface study; Geomorphology
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
ID Code:304
Deposited By: Dr Vijanth Sagayan Asirvadam
Deposited On:03 Mar 2010 01:20
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:26

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