Characterization of the edges and contrasts in a digital image with the variation of the parameters of the high-pass filters used in the estimation of atmospheric visibility

  • Martha C. Guzmán-Zapata Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín
  • Alejandro Restrepo-Martínez Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín
Keywords: High-pass filters, edge detection, atmospheric visibility, image quality, contrast.

Abstract

This paper considers the edges and contrasts obtained with high-pass filters used in the estimation of daytime atmospheric visibility from digital images, and the behavior of these edges and contrasts is characterized by varying the parameters of high-pass filters such as the Ideal, Gaussian, and Homomorphic-Gaussian. A synthetic image of regions with different contrasts is used to apply different filters, then, we define an index to measure the quality of the edges obtained in the filtered image and it is used to analyze the results. The results show that both, the filter selection and the selection of its parameters: affects the characteristics and quality of the detected edges in the filtered image, also determine the amount of noise that the filter added to the image (artifacts that were not present in the original image), and also establish if achieved, or not, the edge detection. The results also show that the edge quality index reaches maximum values at certain combinations of the filters parameters, which means that some combinations of parameters reduce situations distorting the edges and distorting atmospheric visibility measures based on the Fourier transform. So these parameters which provide maximum quality edges are established as suitable for use in visibility measurement. 

Author Biographies

Martha C. Guzmán-Zapata, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín
M.Sc. Automatización y Control Industrial, Facultad Ingenierías, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín
Alejandro Restrepo-Martínez, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín
Ph.D. Ingeniería – Sistemas, Facultad Ingenierías,
Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín
How to Cite
Guzmán-Zapata, M. C., & Restrepo-Martínez, A. (2011). Characterization of the edges and contrasts in a digital image with the variation of the parameters of the high-pass filters used in the estimation of atmospheric visibility. TecnoLógicas, (31), 123-140. https://doi.org/10.22430/22565337.110

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Published
2011-11-30
Section
Research Papers