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January, 2021

TCI Volume 7 | 2021

We present an all-in-one camera model that encompasses the architectures of most existing compressive-sensing light-field cameras, equipped with a single lens and multiple amplitude coded masks that can be placed at different positions between the lens and the sensor. The proposed model, named the equivalent multi-mask camera (EMMC) model, enables the comparison between different camera designs, e.g using monochrome or CFA-based sensors, single or multiple acquisitions, or varying pixel sizes, via a simple adaptation of the sampling operator. 

Recently, deep learning-based compressive imaging (DCI) has surpassed conventional compressive imaging in reconstruction quality and running speed. While multi-scale sampling has shown superior performance over single-scale, research in DCI has been limited to single-scale sampling. Despite training with single-scale images, DCI tends to favor low-frequency components similar to conventional multi-scale sampling, especially at low subrates. 

In this article, we propose a method to reconstruct the total electromagnetic field in an arbitrary two-dimensional scattering environment without any prior knowledge of the incident field or the permittivities of the scatterers. However, we assume that the region between the scatterers is homogeneous and that the approximate geometry describing the environment is known.

Most digital cameras use specialized autofocus sensors, such as phase detection, lidar or ultrasound, to directly measure focus state. However, such sensors increase cost and complexity without directly optimizing final image quality. This paper proposes a new pipeline for image-based autofocus and shows that neural image analysis finds focus 5-10x faster than traditional contrast enhancement. 

Non-line-of-sight (NLOS) imaging and tracking is an emerging technology that allows the shape or position of objects around corners or behind diffusers to be recovered from transient, time-of-flight measurements. However, existing NLOS approaches require the imaging system to scan a large area on a visible surface, where the indirect light paths of hidden objects are sampled.

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