N-to-SRGB Mapping for Single-Sensor Multispectral Imaging

Yusuke Monno, Masayuki Tanaka, Masatoshi Okutomi; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2015, pp. 33-40


Visualization of a multispectral image in a standard color space, typically the sRGB space, is an important task for human color perception. When we reproduce the sRGB image from the multispectral image with N spectral bands, an N-to-sRGB mapping is required. The challenge of the N-to-sRGB mapping in single-sensor multispectral imaging with a multispectral filter array (MSFA) is to reduce demosaicking error amplification and propagation across different spectral bands, which are not trivial because of very sparse sampling of multiple spectral bands in a single image sensor. In this paper, we propose a novel N-to-sRGB mapping pipeline for effectively suppressing the demosaicking error amplification and propagation. Our idea is to apply guided filtering in the mapped sRGB space using one of input N band images before the amplification and propagation as a guide image. Experimental results demonstrate that our proposed pipeline improves the mapping accuracy for various MSFA types.

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author = {Monno, Yusuke and Tanaka, Masayuki and Okutomi, Masatoshi},
title = {N-to-SRGB Mapping for Single-Sensor Multispectral Imaging},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {December},
year = {2015}