[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 19, No. 6 (2012) 355-357]
© 2012 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Efficient Single Image Stripe Nonuniformity Correction Method for Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

Jianle REN1*, Qian CHEN1,2, Weixian QIAN1, Guohua GU1, and Chao ZUO1

1Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Spectral Imaging and Intelligent Sense, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
2Key Laboratory of Photoelectronic Imaging Technology and System, Beijing Institute of Technology, Ministry of Education of China, Beijing 100081, China

(Received July 12, 2012; Accepted September 7, 2012)

We present a novel, stripe nonuniformity correction algorithm for infrared focal plane arrays. This method relies on the separation of nonuniformity and true scene, and the nonuniformity correction parameter is obtained by traversing the error function of two adjacent columns' pixels in local template window. Based on the succession of two adjacent columns' correlation, the stripe nonuniformity correction can be achieved in a single frame. Experimental results, to illustrate the performance of the method, include the use of infrared image sequences with simulated nonuniformity and a diverse set of real IR imagery.

Key words: infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPA), stripe nonuniformity correction, error function, local template window, succession

*E-mail address: kyleren2010@gmail.com