Flat focus: Depth of field analysis for the FlatCam lensless imaging system

Jasper Tan, Vivek Boominathan, Ashok Veeraraghavan, Richard Baraniuk

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Abstract

Lensless imaging systems, such as the recently proposed FlatCam, offer numerous advantages over lens-based systems such as a thin form-factor, low cost, and higher light throughput. However, little work has been done in analyzing these systems' depth of field characteristics. A depth-dependent calibration step is necessary to obtain the image from the FlatCam measurements, and this calibration determines the system's depth of field. In this paper, we characterize the FlatCam's depth of field properties and show that (a) for scene depths on the order of tens of centimeters, it is possible to perform depth-selective refocusing from a single captured image and (b) for sufficiently large scene depths, calibrating for one depth can provide a very large depth of field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6473-6477
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041176
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2017Mar 9 2017

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period3/5/173/9/17

Keywords

  • Lensless imaging
  • coded aperture
  • depth of field
  • selective refocusing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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