Reconstruction of a high-resolution image from multiple-degraded misregistered low-resolution images

Brian C. Tom*, Aggelos K Katsaggelos

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In applications that demand highly detailed images, it is often not feasible or sometimes possible to acquire images of such high resolution by just using hardware (high precision optics and charge coupled devices). Instead, image processing approaches can be used to construct a high resolution image from multiple, degraded, low resolution images. It is assumed that the low resolution images have been subsampled (thus introducing aliasing) and displaced by sub-pixel shifts with respect to a reference frame. Therefore, the problem can be divided into three sub-problems: registration (estimating the shifts), restoration, and interpolation. None of the methods which appeared in the literature solve the registration and restoration sub-problems simultaneously. This is sub-optimal, since the registration and restoration steps are inter-dependent. Based on previous restoration and identification work using the Expectation-Maximization algorithm, the proposed approach estimates the sub-pixel shifts and conditional mean (restored images) simultaneously. In addition, the registration and restoration sub-problems are cast in a multi-channel framework to take advantage of the cross-channel information. Experimental results show the validity of this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages11
Editionp 2
ISBN (Print)081941638X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventVisual Communications and Image Processing '94 - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1994Sep 29 1994


OtherVisual Communications and Image Processing '94
CityChicago, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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