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Object reconstruction from thermal and shot noises corrupted block-based compressive ultra-low-light-level imaging measurements
Author(s): Sen Niu; Jun Ke
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, block-based compressive ultra low-light-level imaging (BCU-imaging) is studied. Objects are divided into blocks. Features, or linear combinations of block pixels, instead of pixels, are measured for each block to improve system measurement SNR and thus object reconstructions. Thermal noise and shot noise are discussed for object reconstruction. The former is modeled as Gaussian noise. The latter is modeled as Poisson noise. Linear Wiener operator and linearized iterative Bregman algorithm are used to reconstruct objects from measurements corrupted by thermal noise. SPIRAL algorithm is used to reconstruct object from measurements with shot noise. Linear Wiener operator is also studied for measurements with shot noise, because Poisson noise is similar to Gaussian noise at large signal level and feature values are large enough to make this assumption feasible. Root mean square error (RMSE) is used to quantify system reconstruction quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10155, Optical Measurement Technology and Instrumentation, 101553J (19 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2247389
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Sen Niu, Science and Technology on Low-Light-Level Night Vision Lab. (China)
Jun Ke, Key Lab. of Photo-electronic Imaging Technology and System (China)
Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10155:
Optical Measurement Technology and Instrumentation
Sen Han; JiuBin Tan, Editor(s)

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