1 February 2006 Global measure for assessing image fusion methods
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Optical Engineering, 45(2), 026201 (2006). doi:10.1117/1.2174005
The objective evaluation of the performance of pixel level fusion methods is addressed. For this purpose a global measure based on information theory is proposed. The measure employs mutual and conditional mutual information to assess and represent the amount of information transferred from the source images to the final fused gray-scale image. Accordingly, the common information contained in the source images is considered only once in the performance evaluation procedure. The experimental results clarify the applicability of the proposed measure in comparing different fusion methods or in optimizing the parameters of a specific algorithm.
Vassilis Tsagaris, Vassilis Anastassopoulos, "Global measure for assessing image fusion methods," Optical Engineering 45(2), 026201 (1 February 2006). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2174005

Image fusion

Principal component analysis

Image processing

Data fusion

Discrete wavelet transforms

Image quality

Information theory

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