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Wavelet domain superresolution reconstruction of infrared image sequences
Author(s): Jun Li; Yunlong Sheng; Leandre Sevigny; Pierre Valin
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Paper Abstract

Many automatic target recognition, detection, and identification problems usually suffer from lack of adequate resolution of the data, especially among infrared imaging systems. A number of super-resolution reconstruction algorithms have been proposed. The challenge is how to recapture additional high-frequency information from adjacent frames in an image sequence that contains slightly different, but unique, information. In addition, real-world infrared sequence images are noisy and low contrast, and low spatial resolution. Since broad-banded noise mainly affects high-frequency information to be recaptured, the challenge is how to avoid smoothing out the high-frequency data by the regularization are not smoothed out. This paper presents a new super-resolution reconstruction approach based on wavelet domain for super-resolution image reconstruction of infrared IR sequences Minimizing the regulation cost function in wavelet domain forms a multi-scale high-resolution estimate. The effects of noise are incorporated into the iterative process in the proposed method. The estimation errors in high- and low- frequency bands are processed separately to solve the problem of variable correlations of observed images and slow convergence. The proposed approach was tested on the infrared aerial image sequences provided by Defense Research Establishment in Valcartier. Experiment results show that a significant increase in the spatial resolution can be achieved by the proposed approach while the noise is smoothed out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4385, Sensor Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications V, (22 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.421098
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Li, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Yunlong Sheng, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Leandre Sevigny, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Pierre Valin, Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4385:
Sensor Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications V
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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