Signal, Image and Video Processing

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 95–101 | Cite as

Image reconstruction for color contact image sensor (CIS)

  • Xuan Lu
  • Jiayu Ren
  • Dingwen WangEmail author
  • Dexiang Deng
  • Wenxuan Shi
Original Paper


The color contact image sensor is often used to capture the surface of some materials for the defect detection in industry. However, the special imaging mode leads a special image pattern of the color contact image sensor. This pattern of the sensor can be used to increase the resolution of the image, while none of the algorithms is able to properly process it, recently. This paper presents an approach for the reconstruction of the color contact image sensor. We combine the sparse prior that often used in super-resolution and the inter-channel correlation prior that the majority of image demosaicing algorithms used to solve this problem. Extensive experiments on simulated image and the real image captured by color contact image sensor show that our method achieves good results in terms of both objective and human visual evaluations.


Contact image sensor Image reconstruction Super-resolution Demosaicing 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61501334).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuan Lu
    • 1
  • Jiayu Ren
    • 2
  • Dingwen Wang
    • 3
    Email author
  • Dexiang Deng
    • 1
  • Wenxuan Shi
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Electronics and InformationWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Shanghai Aerospace Electronic Technology InstituteShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Computer ScienceWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of Remote Sensing and Information EngineeringWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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