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31 May 2016 Multi-focus and multi-modal fusion: a study of multi-resolution transforms
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Automated image fusion has a wide range of applications across a multitude of fields such as biomedical diagnostics, night vision, and target recognition. Automation in the field of image fusion is difficult because there are many types of imagery data that can be fused using different multi-resolution transforms. The different image fusion transforms provide coefficients for image fusion, creating a large number of possibilities. This paper seeks to understand how automation could be conceived for selected the multiresolution transform for different applications, starting in the multifocus and multi-modal image sub-domains. The study analyzes the greatest effectiveness for each sub-domain, as well as identifying one or two transforms that are most effective for image fusion. The transform techniques are compared comprehensively to find a correlation between the fusion input characteristics and the optimal transform. The assessment is completed through the use of no-reference image fusion metrics including those of information theory based, image feature based, and structural similarity based methods.
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Michael Giansiracusa, Adam Lutz, Soundararajan Ezekiel, Mark Alford, Erik Blasch, Adnan Bubalo, and Millicent Thomas "Multi-focus and multi-modal fusion: a study of multi-resolution transforms", Proc. SPIE 9841, Geospatial Informatics, Fusion, and Motion Video Analytics VI, 98410I (31 May 2016);

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