Impact of Dehazing on Underwater Marker Detection for Augmented Reality

@article{Zuzi2018ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of Dehazing on Underwater Marker Detection for Augmented Reality},
  author={Marek Zuzi and Jan {\vC}ejka and Fabio Bruno and Dimitrios Skarlatos and F. Liarokapis},
  journal={Frontiers in Robotics and AI},
  year={2018},
  volume={5}
}
Underwater augmented reality is a very challenging task and amongst several issues, one of the most crucial aspects involves real-time tracking. Particles present in water combined with the uneven absorption of light decrease the visibility in the underwater environment. Dehazing methods are used in many areas to improve the quality of digital image data that is degraded by the influence of the environment. This paper describes the visibility conditions affecting underwater scenes and shows… 

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