4D Cloud Scattering Tomography

Roi Ronen, Yoav Y. Schechner, Eshkol Eytan; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021, pp. 5520-5529


We derive computed tomography (CT) of a time-varying volumetric scattering object, using a small number of moving cameras. We focus on passive tomography of dynamic clouds, as clouds have a major effect on the Earth's climate. State of the art scattering CT assumes a static object. Existing 4D CT methods rely on a linear image formation model and often on significant priors. In this paper, the angular and temporal sampling rates needed for a proper recovery are discussed. Spatiotemporal CT is achieved using gradient-based optimization, which accounts for the correlation time of the dynamic object content. We demonstrate this in physics-based simulations and on experimental real-world data.

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@InProceedings{Ronen_2021_ICCV, author = {Ronen, Roi and Schechner, Yoav Y. and Eytan, Eshkol}, title = {4D Cloud Scattering Tomography}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {5520-5529} }