An Iterative Image Dehazing Method With Polarization

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An Iterative Image Dehazing Method With Polarization

By: 
Linghao Shen ; Yongqiang Zhao ; Qunnie Peng ; Jonathan Cheung-Wai Chan ; Seong G. Kong

This paper presents a joint dehazing and denoising scheme for an image taken in hazy conditions. Conventional image dehazing methods may amplify the noise depending on the distance and density of the haze. To suppress the noise and improve the dehazing performance, an imaging model is modified by adding the process of amplifying the noise in hazy conditions. This model offers depth-chromaticity compensation regularization for the transmission map and chromaticity-depth compensation regularization for dehazing the image. The proposed iterative image dehazing method with polarization uses these two joint regularization schemes and the relationship between the transmission map and dehazed image. The transmission map and irradiance image are used to promote each other. To verify the effectiveness of the algorithm, polarizing images of different scenes in different days are collected. Different algorithms are applied to the original images. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed scheme increases visibility in extreme weather conditions without amplifying the noise.

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