Crosstalk Correction for Color Filter Array Image Sensors Based on Lp-Regularized Multi-Channel Deconvolution

Jonghyun Kim, Kyeonghoon Jeong, Moon Gi Kang

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In this paper, we propose a crosstalk correction method for color filter array (CFA) image sensors based on Lp-regularized multi-channel deconvolution. Most imaging systems with CFA exhibit a crosstalk phenomenon caused by the physical limitations of the image sensor. In general, this phenomenon produces both color degradation and spatial degradation, which are respectively called desaturation and blurring. To improve the color fidelity and the spatial resolution in crosstalk correction, the feasible solution of the ill-posed problem is regularized by image priors. First, the crosstalk problem with complex spatial and spectral degradation is formulated as a multi-channel degradation model. An objective function with a hyper-Laplacian prior is then designed for crosstalk correction. This approach enables the simultaneous improvement of the color fidelity and the sharpness restoration of the details without noise amplification. Furthermore, an efficient solver minimizes the objective function for crosstalk correction consisting of Lp regularization terms. The proposed method was verified on synthetic datasets according to various crosstalk and noise levels. Experimental results demonstrated that the proposed method outperforms the conventional methods in terms of the color peak signal-to-noise ratio and structural similarity index measure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4285
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jun 1

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Funding Information:
Funding: This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIT) (No. 2022R1A2C200289711).

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© 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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