EXACT SIMULATION OF A BOOLEAN MODEL

Christian Lantuéjoul

Abstract

A Boolean model is a union of independent objects (compact random subsets) located at Poisson points. Two algorithms are proposed for simulating a Boolean model in a bounded domain. The first one applies only to stationary models. It generates the objects prior to their Poisson locations. Two examples illustrate its applicability. The second algorithm applies to stationary and non-stationary models. It generates the Poisson points prior to the objects. Its practical difficulties of implementation are discussed. Both algorithms are based on importance sampling techniques, and the generated objects are weighted.

Keywords
Boolean model; importance sampling; Minkowsky functionals; Steiner formula

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DOI: 10.5566/ias.v32.p101-105

Image Analysis & Stereology
EISSN 1854-5165 (Electronic version)
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