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Noise Reduction for CFA Image Sensors Exploiting HVS Behaviour
STMicroelectronics, Stradale Primosole 50, 95121 Catania, Italy
Università di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica ed Informatica, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Received: 18 December 2008; in revised form: 4 March 2009 / Accepted: 9 March 2009 / Published: 10 March 2009
Abstract: This paper presents a spatial noise reduction technique designed to work on CFA (Color Filtering Array) data acquired by CCD/CMOS image sensors. The overall processing preserves image details using some heuristics related to the HVS (Human Visual System); estimates of local texture degree and noise levels are computed to regulate the filter smoothing capability. Experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed technique. The method is also suitable for implementation in low power mobile devices with imaging capabilities such as camera phones and PDAs.
Keywords: Noise Reduction; Color Filter Array; HVS; Texture Detection
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Bosco, A.; Battiato, S.; Bruna, A.; Rizzo, R. Noise Reduction for CFA Image Sensors Exploiting HVS Behaviour. Sensors 2009, 9, 1692-1713.
Bosco A, Battiato S, Bruna A, Rizzo R. Noise Reduction for CFA Image Sensors Exploiting HVS Behaviour. Sensors. 2009; 9(3):1692-1713.
Bosco, Angelo; Battiato, Sebastiano; Bruna, Arcangelo; Rizzo, Rosetta. 2009. "Noise Reduction for CFA Image Sensors Exploiting HVS Behaviour." Sensors 9, no. 3: 1692-1713.