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Optical Engineering

Wavelet-domain demosaicking using linear estimation of interchannel correlation
Author(s): Hyuk Su Kim; Sang Soo Kim; Il Kyu Eom
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Paper Abstract

The light information obtained through a color filter array is sampled as R (red), G (green), and B (blue) based on the intensity of the radiation sensor CCD charge-coupled device (CCD) or complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS). Because one pixel in the CCD or CMOS has a wave value for only one color, the information on the other two colors has to be estimated from the samples of the neighboring pixels. This estimation process is called demosaicking, and it plays an important role in the image pipeline. We propose a demosaicking method that uses the correlation among the wavelet coefficients in the high-frequency region of the color channels (R, G, and B). In our method, the high-frequency wavelet coefficients are obtained by linear estimation. The low-frequency coefficients are replaced by the results obtained from bilinear interpolation. We simulate our method and compare it with existing demosaicking schemes. The experimental results show that the proposed method can perform good demosaicking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(6) 067002 doi: 10.1117/1.2940370
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 6
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Hyuk Su Kim, Pusan National Univ. (South Korea)
Sang Soo Kim, Pusan National Univ. (South Korea)
Il Kyu Eom, Pusan National Univ. (South Korea)

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