Low-light image enhancement of space satellites based on GAN
2021, 41 (3):
Aiming at the problem of serious information damage of satellite optical images under the lowlight imaging condition, we proposed a satellite lowlight image enhancement method based on GAN. The method can improve the average brightness and contrast of images, restore image details, and provide higherquality information for image processing techniques such as image recognition. Firstly, we designed a densely connected generator to strengthen the information propagation and fusion between each feature extraction phase, reduce the loss of feature, and better extract similar semantic information in normallight and lowlight images. Combining the idea of EnlightenGAN, the globallocal discriminator structure was introduced to enhance images more naturally. Under the condition of a small number of samples, unpaired training was used to the proposed method, and data enhancement methods such as random scaling and flipping of the input images were applied to improve the training effect and model performance. Finally, the proposed method was validated by simulation. The experimental results show that, under the condition of low illumination, the proposed method reduced NIQE by 1.034 and 0.699 compared with the LIME and EnlightenGAN. The proposed method can preserve more image details, realize higher overall and local brightness, higher contrast, and more natural effects of enhancement.
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