2012 Optical Society of America
1 : Aix Marseille Univ, Ecole Cent Marseille, CNRS, Inst Fresnel, F-13013 Marseille, France.
2 : Ctr Mediterranee, IFREMER, Zone Portuaire Bregaillon, F-83507 La Seyne Sur Mer, France.
Applied Optics (1559-128X) (Optical Soc Amer), 2012-08 , Vol. 51 , N. 23 , P. 5633-5642
Underwater optical image simulation is a valuable tool for oceanic science, especially for the characterization of image processing techniques such as color restoration. In this context simulating images with a correct color rendering is crucial. This paper presents an extension of existing image simulation models to RGB imaging. The influence of the spectral discretization of the model parameters on the color rendering of the simulated images is studied. It is especially shown that, if only RGB data of the scene chosen for simulations are available, a spectral reconstruction step prior to the simulations improves the image color rendering.
How to cite this document:
Boffety Matthieu, Galland Frederic, Allais Anne-Gaelle (2012). Color image simulation for underwater optics
. Applied Optics
, 51(23), 5633-5642. Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00087/19819/