Progressive Back-traced Dehazing Network based on Multi-resolution Recurrent Reconstruction

Qiaosi Yi, Aiwen Jiang, Juncheng Li, Jianyi Wan, Mingwen Wang
2020 IEEE Access  
In order to alleviate adverse impacts of haze on high-level vision tasks, image dehazing attracts great attention from computer vision research field in recent years. Most of existing methods are grouped into physical prior based and non-physical data-driven based categories. However, image dehazing is a challenging ill-conditioned and inherently ambiguous problem. Due to random distribution and concentration of haze, color distortion and excessive brightness often happen in physical prior
more » ... physical prior based methods. Defects on highfrequency details' recovery are not solved well in non-physical data-driven methods. Therefore, to overcome these obstacles, in this paper, we have proposed an effective progressive back-traced dehazing network based on multi-resolution recurrent reconstruction strategies. A kind of irregular multi-scale convolution module is proposed to extract fine-grain local structures. And a kind of multi-resolution residual fusion module is proposed to progressively reconstruct intermediate haze-free images. We have compared our method with several popular state-of-the-art methods on public RESIDE and 2018 NTIRE Dehazing datasets. The experiment results demonstrate that our method could restore satisfactory high-frequency textures and high-fidelity colors. Related source code and parameters will be distributed on Github for further study. INDEX TERMS Image dehaze, image enhancement, multiscale fusion, haze removal, image restoration. 54514 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ VOLUME 8, 2020
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2981491 fatcat:au2mwjvg4ncspix33qanojvbeq