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Infrared and visible images fusion based on visual saliency map and NSCT
Author(s): Yanfei Chen; Min Cao; Wenxiang Li
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Paper Abstract

A fusion algorithm of infrared and visible images based on visual saliency map (VSM) and nonsubsampled contourlet transform (NSCT) was proposed. Usually, the visual salient region of infrared image is directed towards the targets which interpret the most important information in the image. For the given registered infrared and visible images, firstly, the frequency-tuned (FT) saliency detection algorithm is used to calculate the visual saliency map of infrared and visible images. Then the size of each salient region is obtained by maximizing entropy. In order to capture the details of the infrared and visible images, the low and high frequency fusion coefficients of nonsubsampled contourlet transform (NSCT) are selected based on region saliency, region energy (RE) and region sharpness (RS). Four different data sets from TNO, Human Factors are employed, and experimental results indicate that the proposed method can achieve a superior performance compared with other fusion methods in both subjective and objective assessments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10607, MIPPR 2017: Multispectral Image Acquisition, Processing, and Analysis, 106070K (19 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2283432
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Yanfei Chen, Wuhan Institute of Technology (China)
Min Cao, Wuhan Institute of Technology (China)
Wenxiang Li, Wuhan Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10607:
MIPPR 2017: Multispectral Image Acquisition, Processing, and Analysis
Xinyu Zhang; Jun Zhang; Hongshi Sang, Editor(s)

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