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Improving the Calibration of Image Sensors Based on IOFBs, Using Differential Gray-Code Space Encoding
Electronics Department, University of Alcalá, Superior Polytechnic School, University Campus, Alcalá de Henares 28871, Madrid, Spain
Telecommunication Department, University of Oriente, Av. de las Américas, SN, Santiago de Cuba 90400, Cuba
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Received: 15 May 2012; in revised form: 15 June 2012 / Accepted: 28 June 2012 / Published: 2 July 2012
Abstract: This paper presents a fast calibration method to determine the transfer function for spatial correspondences in image transmission devices with Incoherent Optical Fiber Bundles (IOFBs), by performing a scan of the input, using differential patterns generated from a Gray code (Differential Gray-Code Space Encoding, DGSE). The results demonstrate that this technique provides a noticeable reduction in processing time and better quality of the reconstructed image compared to other, previously employed techniques, such as point or fringe scanning, or even other known space encoding techniques.
Keywords: image sensor; fiber imaging; image transmission; sensor calibration; optical fiber sensors
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Fernández, P.R.; Lázaro Galilea, J.L.; Gardel Vicente, A.; Bravo Muñoz, I.; Cano García, Á.E.; Luna Vázquez, C. Improving the Calibration of Image Sensors Based on IOFBs, Using Differential Gray-Code Space Encoding. Sensors 2012, 12, 9006-9023.
Fernández PR, Lázaro Galilea JL, Gardel Vicente A, Bravo Muñoz I, Cano García ÁE, Luna Vázquez C. Improving the Calibration of Image Sensors Based on IOFBs, Using Differential Gray-Code Space Encoding. Sensors. 2012; 12(7):9006-9023.
Fernández, Pedro R.; Lázaro Galilea, José Luis; Gardel Vicente, Alfredo; Bravo Muñoz, Ignacio; Cano García, Ángel E.; Luna Vázquez, Carlos. 2012. "Improving the Calibration of Image Sensors Based on IOFBs, Using Differential Gray-Code Space Encoding." Sensors 12, no. 7: 9006-9023.