US 10,366,480 B2
Super-resolution systems and methods
Alexander Bulyshev, Virginia Beach, VA (US)
Assigned to ANALYTICAL MECHANICS ASSOCIATES, INC., Hampton, VA (US)
Filed by Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., Hampton, VA (US)
Filed on Jun. 30, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/638,772.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/357,480, filed on Jul. 1, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0005361 A1, Jan. 4, 2018
Int. Cl. G06T 5/50 (2006.01); G06T 11/00 (2006.01); G06T 3/40 (2006.01)
CPC G06T 5/50 (2013.01) [G06T 3/4053 (2013.01); G06T 11/006 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10048 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10116 (2013.01); G06T 2207/20056 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
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1. A method for generating a super-resolution image of an object of interest comprising:
providing an initial low-resolution image of an object of interest;
projecting the initial low-resolution image into a high-resolution grid, wherein the high-resolution grid defines a higher resolution than the initial low-resolution image;
providing a plurality of low-resolution images of the object of interest obtained from a plurality of different positions relative to the object of interest;
registering the plurality of low-resolution images within the high-resolution grid such that each image of the plurality of images is shifted less than one pixel away from the initial low-resolution image;
projecting the plurality of low-resolution images into the high-resolution grid to provide an intermediate super-resolution image; and
removing back-projection effects from the intermediate super-resolution image using inverse problem solving to provide a super-resolution image of the object of interest.