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High resolution restoration of images distorted by the atmosphere, based upon average atmospheric MTF
Author(s): Dan Sadot; Arnon Rosenfeld; Gil Shuker; Norman S. Kopeika
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Paper Abstract

A new method of real-time high resolution imaging through the atmosphere is presented. This technique is based on the knowledge of average atmospheric MTF at the time the image is received. Atmospheric effects are modeled by a noisy spatial frequency filter including an average component described by the average atmospheric modulation transfer function, and a noisy component modeled by the atmospheric point spread function's power spectral density. Analytical results are accompanied by experimental image restoration examples, indicating significant image quality improvement based upon knowledge of average atmospheric MTF. This method can be used to help overcome the jitter characteristics of turbulence, and is capable of yielding real-time image restoration with resolution limited essentially only by the hardware itself.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2222, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178038
Show Author Affiliations
Dan Sadot, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Arnon Rosenfeld, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Gil Shuker, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2222:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III
Walter A. Flood; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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