An All-in-One Network for Dehazing and Beyond [article]

Boyi Li and Xiulian Peng and Zhangyang Wang and Jizheng Xu and Dan Feng
2017 arXiv   pre-print
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,
more » ... r improving high-level task performance 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 and training the joint pipeline from end to end, we witness a large improvement of the object detection performance on hazy images.
arXiv:1707.06543v1 fatcat:3zegktufxvffpli254tr64fppq