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Omnidirectional scene illuminant estimation using a multispectral imaging system
Author(s): Shoji Tominaga; Tsuyoshi Fukuda
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Paper Abstract

A method is developed for estimating an omnidirectional distribution of the scene illuminant spectral distribution, including spiky fluorescent spectra. First, we show a measuring apparatus, consisting of the mirrored ball system and the imaging system using a LCT filter (or color filters), a monochrome CCD camera, and a personal computer. Second, the measuring system is calibrated and images representing the omnidirectional light distribution are created. Third, we present an algorithm for recovering the illuminant spectral-power distribution from the image data. Finally, the feasibility of the proposed method is demonstrated in an experiment on a classroom scene with different illuminant sources such as fluorescent light, incandescent light, and daylight. The accuracy of the estimated scene illuminants is shown in the cases of the 6-channel multi-band camera, 31-channel spectral camera, and 61-channel spectral camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6493, Color Imaging XII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 649313 (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.704791
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Shoji Tominaga, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ. (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Fukuda, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6493:
Color Imaging XII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu, Editor(s)

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