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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 10 — Oct. 5, 2012

Color image simulation for underwater optics

Matthieu Boffety, Frédéric Galland, and Anne-Gaëlle Allais  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 23, pp. 5633-5642 (2012)

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Underwater optical image simulation is a valuable tool for oceanic science, especially for the characterization of image processing techniques such as color restoration. In this context, simulating images with a correct color rendering is crucial. This paper presents an extension of existing image simulation models to RGB imaging. The influence of the spectral discretization of the model parameters on the color rendering of the simulated images is studied. It is especially shown that, if only RGB data of the scene chosen for simulations are available, a spectral reconstruction step prior to the simulations improves the image color rendering.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2012
Published: August 2, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Matthieu Boffety, Frédéric Galland, and Anne-Gaëlle Allais, "Color image simulation for underwater optics," Appl. Opt. 51, 5633-5642 (2012)

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