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Quantitative image quality evaluations of enhanced images in turbid water medium
Author(s): Gerald G. L. Seet; Andrzej Sluzek; ChingSeong Tan
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Paper Abstract

In order to improve underwater visibility, general considerations are planned in two stages. There is hardware upgrading followed by system optimization stage. For the former, we choose to improve the underwater visibility with advanced techniques: range gated imaging system, and the optimization in terms of image processing techniques. Four selected image enhancement technique has been tested, namely Contrast Stretching, CLAHE, Illumination-reflectance Model and Homomorphic Filtering. Quantitative image quality measures are used to evaluate the enhanced imaging techniques. Three image assessment techniques are used to quantify image quality of the imaging system in increased turbidity condition, namely Modified Fidelity (MF), Modified Strehl Ratio (MSR2), and Contrast-to-Noise Ratio (CNR). In the first stage, the quantitative measures have shown at least 40% improvement from non-gated to gated images in increased turbidity. Finally, the enhancement techniques further improve the gated images with limited noise amplification issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5852, Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics and Third Conference of the Asian Committee on Experimental Mechanics, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621413
Show Author Affiliations
Gerald G. L. Seet, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Andrzej Sluzek, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
ChingSeong Tan, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5852:
Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics and Third Conference of the Asian Committee on Experimental Mechanics
Chenggen Quan; Fook Siong Chau; Anand Asundi; Brian Stephen Wong; Chwee Teck Lim, Editor(s)

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