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Blurred image restoration using the type of blur and blur parameter identification on the neural network
Author(s): Igor N. Aizenberg; Constantine Butakoff; Viktor N. Karnaukhov; Nikolay S. Merzlyakov; Olga Milukova
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Paper Abstract

As a rule, blur is a form of bandwidth reduction of an ideal image owing to the imperfect image formation process. It can be caused by relative motion between the camera and the original scene, or by an optical system that is out of focus. Today there are different techniques available for solving of the restoration problem including Fourier domain techniques, regularization methods, recursive and iterative filters to name a few. But without knowing at least approximate parameters of the blur, these filters show poor results. If incorrect blur model is chosen then the image will be rather distorted much more than restored. The original solution of the blur and blur parameters identification problem is presented in this paper. A neural network based on multi-valued neurons is used for the blur and blur parameters identification. It is shown that using simple single-layered neural network it is possible to identify the type of the distorting operator. Four types of blur are considered: defocus, rectangular, motion and Gaussian ones. The parameters of the corresponding operator are identified using a similar neural network. After a type of blur and its parameters identification the image can be restored using several kinds of methods. Some fundamentals of image restoration are also considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4667, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, (22 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468009
Show Author Affiliations
Igor N. Aizenberg, Neural Networks Technologies Ltd. (Israel)
Constantine Butakoff, Neural Networks Technologies Ltd. (Israel)
Viktor N. Karnaukhov, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Russia)
Nikolay S. Merzlyakov, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Russia)
Olga Milukova, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4667:
Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems
Edward R. Dougherty; Jaakko T. Astola; Karen O. Egiazarian, Editor(s)

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