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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2855–2857

TOMBO sensor with scene-independent superresolution processing

A. V. Kanaev, J. R. Ackerman, E. F. Fleet, and D. A. Scribner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2855-2857 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002855


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Abstract

One approach to flat sensor design is to use a lenslet array to form multiple subimages of a scene and then combine the subimages to recover a fully sampled image by using a superresolution algorithm. Previously, superresolution image assembly has been based on information derived from the observed scene. For lenslet arrays, we propose a new scene-independent approach based only on known imager properties in which relative subimage shifts are accurately estimated with a calibration procedure using point source imaging. Thus, the relative resolution enhancement provided by the scene-independent superresolution algorithm is impervious to changes in subimage content, contrast, sharpness, and noise.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

Citation
A. V. Kanaev, J. R. Ackerman, E. F. Fleet, and D. A. Scribner, "TOMBO sensor with scene-independent superresolution processing," Opt. Lett. 32, 2855-2857 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2855

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