Upsampling is the process of inserting zeros in
between the signal value in order to increase the size of the matrix. We will discuss about upsampling in both
spatial and time domain.

1.1 Upsampling
using MATLAB built-in function

1.2 Upsampling
in 1D

1.3 Upsampling
in 2D or image matrix

2.1 Upsampling
a 1D signal

2.2 Upsampling
a image matrix

**UPSAMPLING IN SPATIAL DOMAIN:**

Given: 1-D array of size 1xN

Output: 1-D array of size 1x(2*N)

Where N represents length of the array,
n represents the index starting from 0,1,2…,N

%UPSAMPLING USING MATLAB
BUILT-IN FUNCTION 'UPSAMPLE'

A = 1:25;

B = upsample(A,2);

**EXPLANATION:**

The above MATLAB function will insert
zeros in between the samples.

To upsample an array
by ratio 2, update the output array as follows:

1. If
index(n) of the output array is divisible by 2(ratio), then update the output
array with the value of the input array with index n/2

2. Otherwise,
insert zero

**STEPS TO PERFORM:**

1. Consider
an array A of size 1xM

2. Obtain
the upsample Ratio N

3. Pre-allocate
an array B of size 1x(M*N)

4. If
the index is divisible by N then update the array B with value of A else zero

**MATLAB CODE:**

%UPSAMPLING IN SPATIAL DOMAIN

A = 1:10;

%UPSAMPLING WITH RATIO 2

B = zeros([1 size(A,2)*2]);

B(1:2:end)=A;

%UPSAMPLING WITH RATIO N

N=3;

B=zeros([1 size(A,2)*N]);

B(1:N:end)=A;

**EXPLANATION:**

Let A = [1 2 3 4 5]

Let us upsample try to upsample A
with ratio 2

Pre-allocate output matrix B = [0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]

Substitute the value of the
matrix A in indices divisible by the ratio i.e. 2 of matrix B

B(1:2:end) = A

Now B(1,3,5,7,9) =[1 2 3 4 5]

Thus B = [1 0 2 0 3 0 4 0 5 0]

NOTE:

Definition of upsampling is usually
given assuming the index starts from zero. But in case of MATLAB, the index
starts with one that is why the odd positions are considered instead of even.

**STEPS TO PERFORM TO UPSAMPLE A 2D MATRIX:**

**MATLAB CODE:**

%IMAGE UPSAMPLING

A = imread('cameraman.tif');

M = 2;

N = 3;

B = zeros([size(A,1)*M
size(A,2)*N]);

B(1:M:end,1:N:end) = A;

figure,imagesc(B);colormap(gray);

sz = M*N;

H = fspecial('average',[sz sz]);

C = conv2(B,H,'same');

figure,imagesc(C);colormap(gray);

**EXPLANATION:**

The above image is the pixel representation of the
zero inserted image. In each row, two zeros are inserted between the pixels and
in the each column; single zero is inserted between the pixels. In spatial
domain, inserting zeros will be quite visible so it’s advisable to perform any
low pass filtering or approximation like spatial averaging or applying
Gaussian.

In the above example, spatial averaging is done. In
order to understand how spatial averaging is done using convolution check the
following link:

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