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Designing the optimal shutter sequences for the flutter shutter imaging method
Author(s): Jan Jelinek
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Paper Abstract

Acquiring iris or face images of moving subjects at larger distances using a flash to prevent the motion blur quickly runs into eye safety concerns as the acquisition distance is increased. For that reason the flutter shutter method recently proposed by Raskar et al.has generated considerable interest in the biometrics community. The paper concerns the design of shutter sequences that produce the best images. The number of possible sequences grows exponentially in both the subject' s motion velocity and desired exposure value, with their majority being useless. Because the exact solution leads to an intractable mixed integer programming problem, we propose an approximate solution based on pre - screening the sequences according to the distribution of roots in their Fourier transform. A very fast algorithm utilizing the Jury' s criterion allows the testing to be done without explicitly computing the roots, making the approach practical for moderately long sequences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7701, Visual Information Processing XIX, 77010N (15 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850532
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Jan Jelinek, Honeywell ACS Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7701:
Visual Information Processing XIX
Zia-ur Rahman; Stephen E. Reichenbach; Mark A. Neifeld, Editor(s)

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