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An image fusion method based on biorthogonal wavelet
Author(s): Jianlin Li; Jiancheng Yu; Shengli Sun
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Paper Abstract

Image fusion could process and utilize the source images, with complementing different image information, to achieve the more objective and essential understanding of the identical object. Recently, image fusion has been extensively applied in many fields such as medical imaging, micro photographic imaging, remote sensing, and computer vision as well as robot. There are various methods have been proposed in the past years, such as pyramid decomposition and wavelet transform algorithm. As for wavelet transform algorithm, due to the virtue of its multi-resolution, wavelet transform has been applied in image processing successfully. Another advantage of wavelet transform is that it can be much more easily realized in hardware, because its data format is very simple, so it could save a lot of resources, besides, to some extent, it can solve the real-time problem of huge-data image fusion. However, as the orthogonal filter of wavelet transform doesn't have the characteristics of linear phase, the phase distortion will lead to the distortion of the image edge. To make up for this shortcoming, the biorthogonal wavelet is introduced here. So, a novel image fusion scheme based on biorthogonal wavelet decomposition is presented in this paper. As for the low-frequency and high-frequency wavelet decomposition coefficients, the local-area-energy-weighted-coefficient fusion rule is adopted and different thresholds of low-frequency and high-frequency are set. Based on biorthogonal wavelet transform and traditional pyramid decomposition algorithm, an MMW image and a visible image are fused in the experiment. Compared with the traditional pyramid decomposition, the fusion scheme based biorthogonal wavelet is more capable to retain and pick up image information, and make up the distortion of image edge. So, it has a wide application potential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6833, Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology V, 683330 (29 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.758031
Show Author Affiliations
Jianlin Li, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Jiancheng Yu, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Shengli Sun, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6833:
Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology V
Liwei Zhou; Chung-Sheng Li; Minerva M. Yeung, Editor(s)

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