In this paper, we present a scene-based nouniformity correction (NUC) method using a modified adaptive least mean square (LMS) algorithm with a novel gating operation on the updates. The gating is designed to significantly reduce ghosting artifacts produced by many scene-based NUC algorithms by halting updates when temporal variation is lacking. We define the algorithm and present a number of experimental results to demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed method in comparison to several previously published methods including other LMS and constant statistics based methods. The experimental results include simulated imagery and a real infrared image sequence. We show that the proposed method significantly reduces ghosting artifacts, but has a slightly longer convergence time.
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Hardie, Russell C.; Baxley, Frank Orion; Brys, Brandon J.; and Hytla, Patrick C., "Scene-Based Nonuniformity Correction with Reduced Ghosting Using a Gated LMS Algorithm" (2009). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 57.