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Title: CINAPACT-Splines: A Family of Infnite Smooth, Accurate and Compactly Supported Splines
Author: Akram, Bita
Advisor: Alim, Usman
Samavati, Faramarz
Keywords: Computer Science
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2015
Abstract: We introduce a class of compactly supported C infinite kernels (CINAPACT-splines) whose integer translates form a shift-invariant reconstruction space that can be tuned to achieve any order of accuracy. CINAPACT-splines resemble traditional B-splines in that higher orders of accuracy are achieved by successive convolutions with a B-spline of degree zero. Unlike B-splines however, the starting point for CINAPACT-splines is a compactly supported bump function that has been properly normalized so that it fulfills the partition of unity criterion. We explore the properties of CINAPACT-splines in reconstructing volumetric data sampled on regular grids. We show that CINAPACT-splines provide similar reconstruction quality and cost compared to some well-established filters, while being infinitely smooth. We further explore the advantages of our filter by implementing a curvature-based transfer function using second derivatives of the filter to demonstrate feature lines of a function. We apply the same technique using filters of smaller support and less cost.
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