A new class of nonlinear filters called the generalised directional distance rational hybrid filters (GDDRHF) for multidimensional signal processing is described. The application at hand is colour image filtering problems. The GDDRHF filter is a two-stage filter, which exploits the features of a new directional distance filter, where the temporal information related to the central sample is expressed by its weight, and those of the rational operator. This weight is incorporated to a sum of vector distances and vector angles. It is shown that the new GDDRHF outperforms a number of widely known nonlinear filters with respect to all criteria used.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering