US 9,813,622 B2
Color corrected high resolution imaging
Dong-Qing Zhang, Branchburg, NJ (US); Radhakrishna Dasari, Buffalo, NY (US); Jie Hu, Amherst, NY (US); and John Wus, Yardley, PA (US)
Assigned to Futurewei Technologies, Inc., Plano, TX (US)
Filed by Futurewei Technologies, Inc., Plano, TX (US)
Filed on Jul. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/810,131.
Prior Publication US 2017/0034434 A1, Feb. 2, 2017
Int. Cl. H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 5/247 (2006.01); H04N 9/04 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 5/23238 (2013.01) [H04N 5/23229 (2013.01); H04N 5/247 (2013.01); H04N 9/04 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:
a receiver adapted to receive a plurality of array images from a camera array comprising a plurality of imaging cameras, and each array image from one imaging camera partially covers a scene and partially overlaps with an array image inputted by an adjacent imaging camera, and all the array images cover the scene together, and receive a reference image covering the scene from a reference camera;
a synchronization controller coupled to the camera array and the reference camera, the synchronization controller adapted to direct the reference camera and the plurality of imaging cameras to capture the scene, the reference camera adapted to provide at least one reference image of the reference camera field of view and the plurality of imaging cameras adapted to provide the plurality of array images of the camera array field of view; and
an image processor adapted to apply a color correction based on the at least one reference image to a high resolution image formed from the plurality of array images.