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Infrared and color visible image fusion system based on luminance-contrast transfer technique
Author(s): Bo Wang; Wenfeng Gong; Chensheng Wang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an infrared and color image fusion algorithm based on luminance–contrast transfer technique is presented. This algorithm shall operate YCbCr transform on color visible image, and obtain the luminance component. Then, the grey-scale image fusion methods are utilized to fuse the luminance component of visible and infrared images to acquire grey-scale fusion image. After that, the grey-scale fusion image and visible image are fused to form color fusion image based on inversed YCbCr transform. To acquire better details appearance, a natural-sense color transfer fusion algorithm based on reference image is proposed. Furthermore, a real-time infrared/visible image fusion system based on FPGA is realized. Finally, this design and achievement is verified experimentally, and the experimental results show that the system can produce a color fusion image with good image quality and real-time performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8562, Infrared, Millimeter-Wave, and Terahertz Technologies II, 85621Q (5 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981939
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Bo Wang, Wuhan National Labs. for Optoelectronics (China)
Wenfeng Gong, Wuhan National Labs. for Optoelectronics (China)
Chensheng Wang, Wuhan National Labs. for Optoelectronics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8562:
Infrared, Millimeter-Wave, and Terahertz Technologies II
Cunlin Zhang; Xi-Cheng Zhang; He Li; Sheng-Cai Shi, Editor(s)

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