Feature Sparse Coding with CoordConv for Side Scan Sonar Image Enhancement

Bokyeung Lee, Bonhwa Ku, Wanjin Kim, Seungil Kim, Hanseok Ko

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In this letter, we propose a learning-based compressive sensing (CS) algorithm for denoising side scan sonar (SSS) images. The proposed method is a deep learning-based CS method with enhanced nonlinearity based on an iterative shrinkage and thresholding algorithm (ISTA). Since noise intensity varies depending on the position within SSS images, the proposed method also incorporates CoordConv, which provides coordinate information to the network to help remove nonhomogeneous noise. Through end-to-end training, both the deep learning module and the CS characteristics can be jointly optimized. Representative experimental results show that the proposed method is better than state-of-art methods in terms of both noise removal and memory requirements.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Agency for Defense Development of Korea under Grant UD190005DD

Publisher Copyright:
© 2004-2012 IEEE.


  • Compressive sensing (CS)
  • CoordConv
  • image denoising
  • nonhomogeneous noise
  • side scan sonar (SSS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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