Abstract

In this Letter we propose an adaptive scene-based nonuniformity correction method for fixed-pattern noise removal in imaging arrays. It is based on the minimization of the total variation of the estimated irradiance, and the resulting function is optimized by an isotropic total variation approach making use of an alternating minimization strategy. The proposed method provides enhanced results when applied to a diverse set of real IR imagery, accurately estimating the nonunifomity parameters of each detector in the focal-plane array at a fast convergence rate, while also forming fewer ghosting artifacts.

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S. Torres and M. Hayat, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 470 (2003).

S. Torres, E. Vera, R. Reeves, and S. Sobarzo, Proc. SPIE 5076, 130 (2003).

1997 (1)

J. Harris and Y. Chiang, Proc. SPIE 3061, 895 (1997).

1993 (1)

D. Perry and E. Dereniak, Opt. Eng. 32, 1854 (1993).

1992 (1)

L. Rudin, S. Osher, and E. Fatemi, Physica D (Amsterdam) 60, 259 (1992).

1991 (1)

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

1985 (1)

A. Milton, F. Barone, and M. Kruer, Opt. Eng. 24, 855 (1985).

1981 (1)

P. Narendra and N. Foss, Proc. SPIE 282, 44 (1981).

1980 (1)

P. Narendra, Proc. SPIE 252, 10 (1980).

Barone, F.

A. Milton, F. Barone, and M. Kruer, Opt. Eng. 24, 855 (1985).

Baxley, F.

Brys, B.

Caulfield, J.

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

Chiang, Y.

J. Harris and Y. Chiang, Proc. SPIE 3061, 895 (1997).

Colbert, M.

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

Dereniak, E.

D. Perry and E. Dereniak, Opt. Eng. 32, 1854 (1993).

Descour, M.

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

Fatemi, E.

L. Rudin, S. Osher, and E. Fatemi, Physica D (Amsterdam) 60, 259 (1992).

Foss, N.

P. Narendra and N. Foss, Proc. SPIE 282, 44 (1981).

Hardie, R.

Harris, J.

J. Harris and Y. Chiang, Proc. SPIE 3061, 895 (1997).

Hayat, M.

Holst, G. C.

G. C. Holst, Electro-Optical Imaging System Performance, 5th ed. (SPIE Press, 2008).

Hunt, J.

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

Hytla, P.

Kruer, M.

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

A. Milton, F. Barone, and M. Kruer, Opt. Eng. 24, 855 (1985).

Milton, A.

A. Milton, F. Barone, and M. Kruer, Opt. Eng. 24, 855 (1985).

Muse, R.

Narayanan, B.

Narendra, P.

P. Narendra and N. Foss, Proc. SPIE 282, 44 (1981).

P. Narendra, Proc. SPIE 252, 10 (1980).

Osher, S.

L. Rudin, S. Osher, and E. Fatemi, Physica D (Amsterdam) 60, 259 (1992).

Perry, D.

D. Perry and E. Dereniak, Opt. Eng. 32, 1854 (1993).

Ratliff, B.

Reeves, R.

S. Torres, E. Vera, R. Reeves, and S. Sobarzo, Proc. SPIE 5076, 130 (2003).

Rudin, L.

L. Rudin, S. Osher, and E. Fatemi, Physica D (Amsterdam) 60, 259 (1992).

Sarkady, K.

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

Scribner, D.

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

Sobarzo, S.

S. Torres, E. Vera, R. Reeves, and S. Sobarzo, Proc. SPIE 5076, 130 (2003).

Torres, S.

E. Vera and S. Torres, EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process. 2005, 1994 (2005).

S. Torres, E. Vera, R. Reeves, and S. Sobarzo, Proc. SPIE 5076, 130 (2003).

S. Torres and M. Hayat, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 470 (2003).

Tyo, J.

Vera, E.

E. Vera and S. Torres, EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process. 2005, 1994 (2005).

S. Torres, E. Vera, R. Reeves, and S. Sobarzo, Proc. SPIE 5076, 130 (2003).

Appl. Opt. (1)

EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process. (1)

E. Vera and S. Torres, EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process. 2005, 1994 (2005).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

Opt. Eng. (2)

A. Milton, F. Barone, and M. Kruer, Opt. Eng. 24, 855 (1985).

D. Perry and E. Dereniak, Opt. Eng. 32, 1854 (1993).

Opt. Express (1)

Physica D (Amsterdam) (1)

L. Rudin, S. Osher, and E. Fatemi, Physica D (Amsterdam) 60, 259 (1992).

Proc. SPIE (5)

P. Narendra, Proc. SPIE 252, 10 (1980).

P. Narendra and N. Foss, Proc. SPIE 282, 44 (1981).

D. Scribner, K. Sarkady, M. Kruer, J. Caulfield, J. Hunt, M. Colbert, and M. Descour, Proc. SPIE 1541, 100 (1991).

J. Harris and Y. Chiang, Proc. SPIE 3061, 895 (1997).

S. Torres, E. Vera, R. Reeves, and S. Sobarzo, Proc. SPIE 5076, 130 (2003).

Other (1)

G. C. Holst, Electro-Optical Imaging System Performance, 5th ed. (SPIE Press, 2008).

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NUC performance on an SWIR video (08:00 a.m.): (a) ISNR (dB) and (b) roughness (ρ).

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(Media 2) Sample of NUC on an SWIR video (09:30 a.m.): (a) RAW frame 500: PSNR = 28.8 dB / ρ = 0.206 , (b) NN-NUC: PSNR = 32.2 dB / ρ = 0.118 , and (c) TV-NUC: PSNR = 33.1 dB / ρ = 0.114 .

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(Media 6) Sample of NUC on an LWIR video: (a) RAW frame 600: ρ = 0.040 , (b) TV-NUC: ρ = 0.009 , (c) estimated offset, and (d) visible image.

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Table 1 Mean ISNR (dB)/Roughness (ρ) Results

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Y i , j ( n ) = A i , j X i , j ( n ) + B i , j + V i , j ( n ) ,
TV ( X ^ ( n ) ) = X ^ ( n ) TV = i , j | X ^ ( n ) | i , j .
| X ^ | i , j = ( X ^ i , j X ^ i 1 , j ) 2 + ( X ^ i , j X ^ i , j 1 ) 2 ,
| * X ^ | i , j = ( X ^ i , j X ^ i + 1 , j ) 2 + ( X ^ i , j X ^ i , j + 1 ) 2 .
X ^ i , j ( n ) = G ^ i , j ( n ) Y i , j ( n ) + O ^ i , j ( n ) ,
G ^ i , j ( n + 1 ) = G ^ i , j ( n ) λ TV X ^ i , j ( n ) T i , j ( n ) | X ^ | i , j Y i , j ( n ) , O ^ i , j ( n + 1 ) = O ^ i , j ( n ) λ TV X ^ i , j ( n ) T i , j ( n ) | X ^ | i , j ,
G ^ i , j ( n + 1 ) = G ^ i , j ( n ) λ TV X ^ i , j ( n ) T i , j * ( n ) | * X ^ | i , j Y i , j ( n ) , O ^ i , j ( n + 1 ) = O ^ i , j ( n ) λ TV X ^ i , j ( n ) T i , j * ( n ) | * X ^ | i , j ,

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