Hardware implementation of a real-time tone mapping algorithm based on a mantissa-exponent representation

Ulian Shahnovich, Alain Hore, Orly Yadid-Pecht

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Abstract

This paper presents a hardware implementation of a mantissa/exponent-based tone mapping algorithm for wide dynamic range (WDR) images. The algorithm performs tone mapping by using a global compression model for the pixel intensities combined with a local contrast enhancement model. The pixel intensities of the WDR images used in this paper are represented in a mantissa/exponent format produced by an innovative WDR imager which takes advantage of a multi-reset technique during the capture process. The algorithm has been implemented on FPGA and designed to be very small, fast, power-efficient and has the potential to be directly integrated into the same chip as the imager. Experimental results performed by using different images show that our implementation is reliable and efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCAS 2016 - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2210-2213
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479953400
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2016-July
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2016
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period22/05/1625/05/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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