Detecting and Counteracting Atmospheric Effects

Authored by: L. Grewe Lynne

Distributed Sensor Networks

Print publication date:  September  2012
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781439862827
eBook ISBN: 9780203729540
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With the increasing use of vision systems in uncontrolled environments, reducing the effect of atmospheric conditions such as fog in images has become a significant problem. Many applications (e.g., surveillance) rely on accurate images of the objects under scrutiny [Brooks 98]. Poor visibility is an issue in aircraft navigation [Huxtable 97, Moller 94, Oakley 96, Sweet 96], highway monitoring [Arya 97], and commercial and military vehicles [Barducci 95, Pencikowski 96]. Figure 11.1 shows an example scene from a visible spectrum camera where the presence of fog severely impedes the ability to recognize objects in the scene.

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