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Technology developed: High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging System (TP19763299532)
Category: Product(Hardware/Material/Software)
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
Dr. K. S. Venkatesh IIT Kanpur Electrical Engineering Faculty Member
Mr. Saumik Bhattacharya IIT Kanpur Electrical Engineering Student
Ms. Megha Nehwal IIT Kanpur Electrical Engineering Student
Technical Application Area: Engineering
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Organization(s):
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
Affiliated Ministry: Select One...
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Does the technology have export potential? 1
Category of Technology developed: Futuristic
Stage of Development: Field Test
Please describe in detail including the TRL Level:
TRL Level 5

    Abstract:

Applications: 1. The present invention provides a method and system for generating High Dynamic Range (HDR) images for use in at least one electronic device. 2. The method comprising: capturing, a plurality of frames of at least one image, wherein the respective frames are captured at different gain, blending, said plurality of frames captured at different gain, by signing intensity - based weights to catch pixel of respective frame, and thereby fusing said frames with intensity - based weights, for obtaining blended image with maximum information related to said HDR image.
Advantages: 1. The present system requires a camera with manual access to gain control and no additional hardware is required. This is the major advantage of the present invention as it can be implemented using the off - the - shelf capturing devices with no additional hardware requirement. This makes it convenient to integrate the feature of high illumination HDR photography with the current hardware available in the market. This further reduces the cost and complexity of the system to generate HDR image. 2. In the present system, additional hardware requirement is completely eliminated which makes the integration of the described feature with the cameras much more convenient and simple. 3. The present system protects the image from losing data due to saturation. The present invention retrieves lost information from the LDR images taken at a series of different gains. The resultant HDR image is a blended image with maximum information of the captured scene. 4. The present system also eliminates the drawback of obtaining better quality image while handling excessively illuminated environment. 5. The parallelizable pixel based blending algorithm is non-trivial. None of the existing HDR blending algorithm is parallelizable and thus it improves the computation time a lot. 6. The capturing technique using the gain controller is essential as handling altering gain controller is difficult as the controller is generally non accessible for end users in the imaging devices.

    Technology Inputs:

Imported Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Indigenous Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Imported Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Indigenous Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Existing R&D Facilities used:
Facilities Year ITC-HS Code
NA

    R&D Investment:

R&D investment (Rs. in Lakhs):                    
Indian Source (Rs.) Foreign Source (Rs.) Year
0 0 NA

   Patents & Publications:

Patents:
Filed Patents (No.) Granted Patents (No.) Year
1 0 2015-16
Publications:
Submitted (No.) Published (No.) Year
0 0 NA

    Commercialization Potential:

Who are the Potential Licensees?
What commercially available products address
the same problem?
Company Product Problem Addressed
Would you like to develop this invention further with
corporate research support?
Yes
Would you be interested in participating in cluster based
programs for commercialization research or business
planning for your invention?
Yes
      Submitted by: Tarun Gupta Date of Submission: 5-8-2020



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