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Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2006
  • pp: 5950–5959

Registration of motion-distorted interlaced images captured by a scanning vector imaging sensor

A. Avrin, A. Stern, and N. S. Kopeika  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 23, pp. 5950-5959 (2006)

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We present an algorithm to realign images distorted by motion and vibrations captured in cameras that use a scanning vector sensor with an interlaced scheme. In particular, the method is developed for images captured by a staggered time delay and integration camera distorted by motion. The algorithm improves the motion-distorted image by adjusting its fields irrespective of the type of motion that occurs during the exposure. The algorithm performs two tasks: estimation of the field relative motion during the exposure by a normal least-squares estimation technique and improvement of the degraded image from such motion distortion. The algorithm uses matrix computations; therefore it has a computation advantage over algorithms based on the technique of searching for a match. The algorithm is successfully demonstrated on both simulated and real images.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(110.6820) Imaging systems : Thermal imaging
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2006

A. Avrin, A. Stern, and N. S. Kopeika, "Registration of motion-distorted interlaced images captured by a scanning vector imaging sensor," Appl. Opt. 45, 5950-5959 (2006)

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