Special Issue "Underwater Imaging"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 October 2018).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yuri Rzhanov
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Guest Editor
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
Interests: optical methods of seafloor mapping;blending techniques for construction of photomosaics from imagery acquired underwater; seafloor structure reconstruction from multiple views;probabilistic reconstruction of color in underwater imagery;
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Underwater imaging is a rapidly growing research field due to increase of number and sophistication of underwater platforms, such as manned submersibles, remotely operated vehicles, and autonomous underwater and surface vehicles. With an initial goal of collection of imagery for subsequent annotation, underwater imaging became a tool for construction of large area maps and non-invasive ground-truthing of acoustic measurements. In the last decades, advances in reconstruction of 3D scenes from the imagery taken in air have encouraged the researchers to develop similar techniques for underwater imagery. This proved to be a challenging task because most cameras are designed for in-air use, and for acquiring images underwater they are placed in protective housings. Differences in refractive indexes of air, water, and viewport material distort the images, and these distortions need to be taken into account to obtain quantitatively accurate reconstructions. Wavelength-dependent absorption of light by water presents another challenge. Color is an important cue for recognition and classification of objects which is indeed a long-run objective of imaging. The goal of this Special Issue is to present the cutting edge research in processing of underwater imagery including, but not limited to:

  • Acquisition instrumentation;
  • 3D reconstruction algorithms;
  • Color reconstruction
  • Application of time-of-flight sensors;
  • Processing of imagery;
  • Multi-spectral imaging
Prof. Dr. Yuri Rzhanov
Guest Editor

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  • Acquisition instrumentation
  • 3D reconstruction algorithms
  • Color reconstruction underwater
  • Application of time-of-flight sensors
  • Multi-spectral imaging

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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