Video-rate computational super-resolution and integral imaging at longwave-infrared wavelengths
Miguel A. Preciado, Guillem Carles, Andrew R. Harvey
We report the first computational super-resolved, multi-camera integral imaging at long-wave infrared (LWIR) wavelengths. A synchronized array of FLIR Lepton cameras was assembled, and computational super-resolution and integral-imaging reconstruction employed to generate video with light-field imaging capabilities, such as 3D imaging and recognition of partially obscured objects, while also providing a four-fold increase in effective pixel count. This approach to high-resolution imaging enables a fundamental reduction in the track length and volume of an imaging system, while also enabling use of low-cost lens materials.