Linear systems approach to identifying performance bounds in indirect imaging

Adithya Kumar Pediredla, Nathan Matsuda, Oliver Strides Cossairt, Ashok Veeraraghavan

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Light scattering on diffuse rough surfaces was long assumed to destroy geometry and photometry information about hidden (non line of sight) objects making 'looking around the corner' (LATC) and 'non line of sight' (NLOS) imaging impractical. Recent work pioneered by Kirmani et al. [1], Velten et al. [2] demonstrated that transient information (time of flight information) from these scattered third bounce photons can be exploited to solve LATC and NLOS imaging. In this paper, we quantify the geometric and photometric reconstruction limits of LATC and NLOS imaging for the first time using a classical linear systems approach. The relationship between the albedo of the voxels in a hidden volume to the third bounce measurements at the sensor is a linear system that is determined by the geometry and the illumination source. We study this linear system and employ empirical techniques to find the limits of the information contained in the third bounce photons as a function of various system parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6235-6239
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041176
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2017Mar 9 2017

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period3/5/173/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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