Visibility Restoration: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Dat Ngo, Seungmin Lee, Tri Minh Ngo, Gi-Dong Lee, Bongsoon Kang
2021 Sensors  
Image acquisition is a complex process that is affected by a wide variety of internal and environmental factors. Hence, visibility restoration is crucial for many high-level applications in photography and computer vision. This paper provides a systematic review and meta-analysis of visibility restoration algorithms with a focus on those that are pertinent to poor weather conditions. This paper starts with an introduction to optical image formation and then provides a comprehensive description
more » ... f existing algorithms as well as a comparative evaluation. Subsequently, there is a thorough discussion on current difficulties that are worthy of a scientific effort. Moreover, this paper proposes a general framework for visibility restoration in hazy weather conditions while using haze-relevant features and maximum likelihood estimates. Finally, a discussion on the findings and future developments concludes this paper.
doi:10.3390/s21082625 pmid:33918021 pmcid:PMC8069147 fatcat:7hrpcb2fwbb65pkdsa4f7y43ya