Abstract

With the nonsubsampled contourlet transform (NSCT), a novel region-segmentation-based fusion algorithm for infrared (IR) and visible images is presented. The IR image is segmented according to the physical features of the target. The source images are decomposed by the NSCT, and then, different fusion rules for the target regions and the background regions are employed to merge the NSCT coefficients respectively. Finally, the fused image is obtained by applying the inverse NSCT. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms the pixel-based methods, including the traditional wavelet-based method and NSCT-based method.

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2006 (2)

C. Yang and J. Zhang, J. Xidian Univ. (in Chinese) 33, 871 (2006).

A. L. da Cunha, J. Zhou, and M. N. Do, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 15, 3089 (2006).

2005 (2)

H. Wang, Z. Jing, and J. Li, Chin. J. Lasers (in Chinese) 32, 351 (2005).

M. N. Do and M. Vetterli, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 14, 2091 (2005).

2004 (3)

Z. Wang, A. C. Bovik, H. R. Sheikh, and E. P. Simoncelli, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 13, 600 (2004).

Z. Li, Z. Jing, and S. Sun, Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 578 (2004).

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2003 (1)

G. Piella, Information Fusion 4, 259 (2003).

2002 (1)

S. Li, J. T. Kwork, and Y. N. Wang, Pattern Recognition Lett. 23, 985 (2002).

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Q. Zhang and B. Guo, J. Jilin Univ. (Eng. and Technol. Edn.) (in Chinese) 37, 458 (2007).

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S. Li, J. T. Kwork, and Y. N. Wang, Pattern Recognition Lett. 23, 985 (2002).

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H. Wang, Z. Jing, and J. Li, Chin. J. Lasers (in Chinese) 32, 351 (2005).

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S. Li, J. T. Kwork, and Y. N. Wang, Pattern Recognition Lett. 23, 985 (2002).

Li, Z.

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Z. Wang, Z. Qin, and Y. Liu, J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. A 8, 56 (2007).

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G. Piella, Information Fusion 4, 259 (2003).

Pu, Z.

P. Zhao and Z. Pu, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 27, 40 (2007).

Qin, Z.

Z. Wang, Z. Qin, and Y. Liu, J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. A 8, 56 (2007).

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Z. Wang, A. C. Bovik, H. R. Sheikh, and E. P. Simoncelli, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 13, 600 (2004).

Sun, S.

Vetterli, M.

M. N. Do and M. Vetterli, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 14, 2091 (2005).

Wang, B.

Q. Miao and B. Wang, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 27, 1605 (2007).

Wang, H.

H. Wang, Z. Jing, and J. Li, Chin. J. Lasers (in Chinese) 32, 351 (2005).

Wang, Y. N.

S. Li, J. T. Kwork, and Y. N. Wang, Pattern Recognition Lett. 23, 985 (2002).

Wang, Z.

Z. Wang, Z. Qin, and Y. Liu, J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. A 8, 56 (2007).

Z. Wang, A. C. Bovik, H. R. Sheikh, and E. P. Simoncelli, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 13, 600 (2004).

Xiao, G.

Yang, B.

Yang, C.

C. Yang and J. Zhang, J. Xidian Univ. (in Chinese) 33, 871 (2006).

Zhang, J.

C. Yang and J. Zhang, J. Xidian Univ. (in Chinese) 33, 871 (2006).

Zhang, Q.

Q. Zhang and B. Guo, J. Jilin Univ. (Eng. and Technol. Edn.) (in Chinese) 37, 458 (2007).

Zhao, P.

P. Zhao and Z. Pu, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 27, 40 (2007).

Zhou, J.

A. L. da Cunha, J. Zhou, and M. N. Do, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 15, 3089 (2006).

Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) (2)

Q. Miao and B. Wang, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 27, 1605 (2007).

P. Zhao and Z. Pu, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 27, 40 (2007).

Chin. J. Lasers (in Chinese) (1)

H. Wang, Z. Jing, and J. Li, Chin. J. Lasers (in Chinese) 32, 351 (2005).

Chin. Opt. Lett. (2)

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N. Cvejic, D. Bull, and N. Canagarajah, IEEE Sensors J. 7, 743 (2007).

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M. N. Do and M. Vetterli, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 14, 2091 (2005).

Z. Wang, A. C. Bovik, H. R. Sheikh, and E. P. Simoncelli, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 13, 600 (2004).

A. L. da Cunha, J. Zhou, and M. N. Do, IEEE Trans. Image Processing 15, 3089 (2006).

Information Fusion (1)

G. Piella, Information Fusion 4, 259 (2003).

J. Jilin Univ. (Eng. and Technol. Edn.) (in Chinese) (1)

Q. Zhang and B. Guo, J. Jilin Univ. (Eng. and Technol. Edn.) (in Chinese) 37, 458 (2007).

J. Xidian Univ. (in Chinese) (1)

C. Yang and J. Zhang, J. Xidian Univ. (in Chinese) 33, 871 (2006).

J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. A (1)

Z. Wang, Z. Qin, and Y. Liu, J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. A 8, 56 (2007).

Pattern Recognition (1)

G. Pajares and J. M. de la Cruz, Pattern Recognition 37, 1885 (2004).

Pattern Recognition Lett. (1)

S. Li, J. T. Kwork, and Y. N. Wang, Pattern Recognition Lett. 23, 985 (2002).

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V. Petrovic and C. Xydeas, in Proceedings of the Tenth IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 2, 1866 (2005).

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