This paper proposes a compact and reliable method to estimate the bispectral Donaldson matrices of fluorescent objects by using multispectral imaging data. We suppose that an image acquisition system allows multiple illuminant projections to the object surface and multiple response channels in the visible range. The Donaldson matrix is modeled as a twodimensional array with the excitation range (350, 700 nm) and the reflection and emission ranges (400, 700 nm). The observation model is described using the spectral sensitivities of a camera and the spectral functions of reflectance, emission, and excitation. The problem of estimating the spectral functions is formulated as a least squares problem to minimize the residual error of the observations and the roughness of the spectral functions. An iterative algorithm is developed to obtain the optimal estimates of the whole spectral functions. The performance of the proposed method is examined in simulation experiments using multispectral imaging data in detail.
Shoji Tominaga, "Estimation Method of Fluorescent Donaldson Matrices Based on Multispectral Imaging Data" in Proc. IS&T 28th Color and Imaging Conf., 2020, pp 227 - 231, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2169-2629.2020.28.36