AOD-Net: All-In-One Dehazing Network

Boyi Li, Xiulian Peng, Zhangyang Wang, Jizheng Xu, Dan Feng; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 4770-4778

Abstract


This paper proposes an image dehazing model built with a convolutional neural network (CNN), called All-in-One Dehazing Network (AOD-Net). It is designed based on a re-formulated atmospheric scattering model. Instead of estimating the transmission matrix and the atmospheric light separately as most previous models did, AOD-Net directly generates the clean image through a light-weight CNN. Such a novel end-to-end design makes it easy to embed AOD-Net into other deep models, e.g., Faster R-CNN, for improving high-level tasks on hazy images. Experimental results on both synthesized and natural hazy image datasets demonstrate our superior performance than the state-of-the-art in terms of PSNR, SSIM and the subjective visual quality. Furthermore, when concatenating AOD-Net with Faster R-CNN, we witness a large improvement of the object detection performance on hazy images.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Li_2017_ICCV,
author = {Li, Boyi and Peng, Xiulian and Wang, Zhangyang and Xu, Jizheng and Feng, Dan},
title = {AOD-Net: All-In-One Dehazing Network},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}
}