H-minima transform for segmentation of structured surface
1 Institute of Graduate Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
2 Fakulti Kejuruteraan Mekanikal, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Pulau Pinang), Jalan Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
3 Automative Research and Testing Center, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Pulau Pinang), Malaysia.
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The watershed segmentation method has been used in surface metrology to determine the feature parameter and the segment of areal surfaces. However, during segmentation, over-segmentation always happens, which may overshadow the significant features. Thus, a new method is required to reduce this over-segmentation, as well as to retain the necessary information for further improvement in the signal processing data. Hence, this paper proposed a new method to overcome over-segmentation for segmentation of structured surface. Over-segmentation happens when the surface area is over-segmented into a large number of insignificant, tiny, and shallow hills and dales features rather than a few significant dales/hills features. H-minima transform was proposed to overcome this issue. From the results, the data pertaining to simulated and measured surface topographies, as well as height threshold value of H-minima transform had depended on the irregularities of the surface to obtain the required features. As a result, it had been concluded that H-minima transform is possible to reduce over-segmentation.
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