Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization for Underwater Image Matching Optimization use SURF

Suharyanto, Z. A. Hasibuan, P. N. Andono, D. Pujiono, De Rosal Ignatius Moses Setiadi

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Conditions of the underwater environment have its challenges in the underwater vision research process. Some things that make underwater imagery difficult is that light can be scattered by particles in the sea, besides that light can be absorbed by seawater, as well as the turbidity level of seawater, so special techniques are needed to get clear underwater imagery. In underwater environmental conditions, the images obtained are usually of very poor quality. Backlight and attenuation will occur this is due to water conditions, objects that dissolve easily in water, and other particulate matter so that there is the degradation of the underwater image. Because it is very important if the image is improved in quality to facilitate the process of describing objects. Image matching techniques to determine the key points of image pairs are needed in three-dimensional reconstruction research. Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF) is an image matching technique where the matching results are very dependent on the image quality. This study proposes the Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization (CLAHE) method to increase the number of matching images with SURF. The results of the experiment showed that image matching increased by an average of 76,8 %.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012008
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2021
Event2020 2nd International Conference on Enhanced Research and Industrial Application 2020 - Yogyakarta, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Oct 20209 Oct 2020


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