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A single composite image with an extended intensive range is generated by combining disjoining regions from different images of the same scene. The set of images is obtained with a charge-couple device (CCD) set for different flux integration times. By limiting differences in the integration times so that the ranges of output pixel values overlap considerably, individual pixels are assigned the value measured at each spatial location that is in the most sensitive range where the values are both below saturation and are most precisely specified. Integration times are lengthened geometrically from a minimum where all pixel values are below saturation until all dark regions emerge from the lowest quantization level. the method is applied to an example scene and the effect the composite images have on traditional low-level imaging methods also is examined.
Brian C. Madden, "Extended Intensity Range Imaging", . December 1993.
Date Posted: 13 July 2007