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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26624–26635

3D passive integral imaging using compressive sensing

Myungjin Cho, Abhijit Mahalanobis, and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26624-26635 (2012)

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Passive 3D sensing using integral imaging techniques has been well studied in the literature. It has been shown that a scene can be reconstructed at various depths using several 2D elemental images. This provides the ability to reconstruct objects in the presence of occlusions, and passively estimate their 3D profile. However, high resolution 2D elemental images are required for high quality 3D reconstruction. Compressive Sensing (CS) provides a way to dramatically reduce the amount of data that needs to be collected to form the elemental images, which in turn can reduce the storage and bandwidth requirements. In this paper, we explore the effects of CS in acquisition of the elemental images, and ultimately on passive 3D scene reconstruction and object recognition. Our experiments show that the performance of passive 3D sensing systems remains robust even when elemental images are recovered from very few compressive measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2012
Published: November 12, 2012

Myungjin Cho, Abhijit Mahalanobis, and Bahram Javidi, "3D passive integral imaging using compressive sensing," Opt. Express 20, 26624-26635 (2012)

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