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Image reconstruction from incomplete and noisy data

Nature volume 272, pages 686690 (20 April 1978) | Download Citation

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Results are presented of a powerful technique for image reconstruction by a maximum entropy method, which is sufficiently fast to be useful for large and complicated images. Although our examples are taken from the fields of radio and X-ray astronomy, the technique is immediately applicable in spectroscopy, electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, geophysics and virtually any type of optical image processing. Applied to radioastronomical data, the algorithm reveals details not seen by conventional analysis, but which are known to exist.

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    • G.J. Daniell

    Permanent address: Department of Physics, The University, Southampton, UK.

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  1. Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK

    • S.F. Gull
    •  & G.J. Daniell

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