Iterative multiframe superresolution algorithms for atmospheric-turbulence-degraded imagery

David G. Sheppard, Bobby R. Hunt, Michael W Marcellin

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The subject of interest is the superresolution of atmospheric-turbulence-degraded, short-exposure imagery, where superresolution refers to the removal of blur caused by a diffraction-limited optical system along with recovery of some object spatial-frequency components outside the optical passband. Photon-limited space object images are of particular interest. Two strategies based on multiple exposures are explored. The first is known as deconvolution from wave-front sensing, where estimates of the optical transfer function (OTF) associated with each exposure are derived from wave-front-sensor data. New multiframe superresolution algorithms are presented that are based on Bayesian maximum a posteriori and maximum-likelihood formulations. The second strategy is known as blind deconvolution, in which the OTF associated with each frame is unknown and must be estimated. A new multiframe blind deconvolution algorithm is presented that is based on a Bayesian maximum-likelihood formulation with strict constraints incorporated by using nonlinear reparameterizations. Quantitative simulation of imaging through atmospheric turbulence and wave-front sensing are used to demonstrate the superresolution performance of the algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)978-992
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998

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Atmospheric turbulence
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Deconvolution
Optical Devices
Optical transfer function
Maximum likelihood
Photons
Optical systems
Diffraction
Imaging techniques
Recovery
Sensors

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  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Iterative multiframe superresolution algorithms for atmospheric-turbulence-degraded imagery. / Sheppard, David G.; Hunt, Bobby R.; Marcellin, Michael W.

In: Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1998, p. 978-992.

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