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Super resolution for surveillance application

Anand Pakiam, Gerard (2007) Super resolution for surveillance application. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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Abstract

Surveillance activities often require zooming into a region of interest (ROI) in an image such as a face of a suspect or the number plate of a vehicle. However because of hardware limitations of image acquisition devices, the zoom would contain a lot of pixel artifacts and insufficient detail. Super resolution (SR) is an image processing technique of reconstructing a high resolution (HR) image from several low resolution (LR) images. The methodology taken to achieve this can be divided into preprocessing and image processing. In preprocessing colour image frames will be selected from video footage of a scene with object movements. These images would be cropped to isolate ROI and also minimize processing time. The SR processing used is a frequency domain approach. The RGB (Red Green Blue) images will be processed as individual components and then concatenated using several function from the MATLAB Image Processing Toolbox (IPT) and also several standard MATLAB functions. The resulting SR image shows an increase of 177% in pixel count. The image also contains more detail, that can be exploited for zooming in surveillance applications. From the result analysis the optimum number of LR input images required for generating a SR image is between four to six images. This is a cut off in terms of computational efficiency and also reconstructed image quality.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Master of Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2007; Supervsior : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Rahman
Uncontrolled Keywords:super resolution (SR), image processing technique, reconstructings, surveillance application, region of interest (ROI), image processing
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:5762
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:18 Jul 2008 09:00
Last Modified:04 Oct 2012 09:15

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