A New Color Demosaicing Method Using Asymmetric Average Interpolation and Its Iteration

Hisakazu KIKUCHI
Yoshito ABE

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A    No.8    pp.2108-2116
Publication Date: 2005/08/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.8.2108
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Papers Selected from the 19th Symposium on Signal Processing)
Category: Image
color demosaicing,  interpolation,  iteration,  asymmetric average,  

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This paper presents a color demosaicing method by introducing iterative asymmetric average interpolation. Missing primary colors on a Bayer pattern color filter array (CFA) are estimated by an asymmetric average interpolation where less intensity variation is assumed to be of stronger significance, before sharpness of an initial estimate is further improved by an iterative procedure. The iteration is implemented by an observation process followed by a restoration process. The former is modeled by blurring followed by CFA sampling and the latter is completely as same as the color demosaicing method initially applied. Experimental results have shown a favorable performance in terms of PSNR and visual appearance, in particular, in sharpness recovery.