Abstract

Infrared images are firstly analyzed using the multifractal theory so that the singularity of each pixel can be extracted from the images. The multifractal spectrum is then estimated, which can reflect overall characteristic of an infrared image. Thus the edge and texture of an infrared image can be accurately extracted based on the singularity of each pixel and the multifractal spectrum. Finally the edge pixels are classified and enhanced in accordance with the sensitivity of human visual system to the edge profile of an infrared image. The experimental results obtained by this approach are compared with those obtained by other methods. It is found that the proposed approach can be used to highlight the edge area of an infrared image to make an infrared image more suitable for observation by human eyes.

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2008 (1)

K. A. Panetta, E. J. Wharton, and S. S. Agaian, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. B 38, 174 (2008).

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

G. Wang, L. Xiao, Z. Jiang, Y. Song, and A. He, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 26, 1345 (2006).

2003 (1)

J. Zhao, C. Yang, and B. Yu, Acta Photon. Sin. (in Chinese) 32, 61 (2003).

1995 (1)

B. B. Chaudhuri and N. Sarkar, IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. 17, 72 (1995).

1994 (1)

T.-L. Ji, M. K. Sundareshan, and H. Roehrig, IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 13, 573 (1994).

Agaian, S. S.

K. A. Panetta, E. J. Wharton, and S. S. Agaian, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. B 38, 174 (2008).

Chaudhuri, B. B.

B. B. Chaudhuri and N. Sarkar, IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. 17, 72 (1995).

He, A.

G. Wang, L. Xiao, Z. Jiang, Y. Song, and A. He, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 26, 1345 (2006).

Ji, T.-L.

T.-L. Ji, M. K. Sundareshan, and H. Roehrig, IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 13, 573 (1994).

Jiang, Z.

G. Wang, L. Xiao, Z. Jiang, Y. Song, and A. He, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 26, 1345 (2006).

Panetta, K. A.

K. A. Panetta, E. J. Wharton, and S. S. Agaian, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. B 38, 174 (2008).

Roehrig, H.

T.-L. Ji, M. K. Sundareshan, and H. Roehrig, IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 13, 573 (1994).

Sarkar, N.

B. B. Chaudhuri and N. Sarkar, IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. 17, 72 (1995).

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G. Wang, L. Xiao, Z. Jiang, Y. Song, and A. He, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 26, 1345 (2006).

Sundareshan, M. K.

T.-L. Ji, M. K. Sundareshan, and H. Roehrig, IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 13, 573 (1994).

Wang, G.

G. Wang, L. Xiao, Z. Jiang, Y. Song, and A. He, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 26, 1345 (2006).

Wharton, E. J.

K. A. Panetta, E. J. Wharton, and S. S. Agaian, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. B 38, 174 (2008).

Xia, G.

Xiao, L.

G. Wang, L. Xiao, Z. Jiang, Y. Song, and A. He, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 26, 1345 (2006).

Yang, C.

J. Zhao, C. Yang, and B. Yu, Acta Photon. Sin. (in Chinese) 32, 61 (2003).

Yu, B.

J. Zhao, C. Yang, and B. Yu, Acta Photon. Sin. (in Chinese) 32, 61 (2003).

Zhao, B.

Zhao, J.

J. Zhao, C. Yang, and B. Yu, Acta Photon. Sin. (in Chinese) 32, 61 (2003).

Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) (1)

G. Wang, L. Xiao, Z. Jiang, Y. Song, and A. He, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 26, 1345 (2006).

Acta Photon. Sin. (in Chinese) (1)

J. Zhao, C. Yang, and B. Yu, Acta Photon. Sin. (in Chinese) 32, 61 (2003).

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging (1)

T.-L. Ji, M. K. Sundareshan, and H. Roehrig, IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging 13, 573 (1994).

IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. (1)

B. B. Chaudhuri and N. Sarkar, IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. 17, 72 (1995).

IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. B (1)

K. A. Panetta, E. J. Wharton, and S. S. Agaian, IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern. B 38, 174 (2008).

Other (3)

K. Ferens and W. Kinsner, in IEEE WESCANEX '95 Proceedings 438 (1995).

I. Reljin, B. Reljin, I. Pavlovic, and I. Rakocevic, in Proceedings of 10th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference 2, 490 (2000).

J. Liu, K. Bowyer, D. Goldgof, and S. Sarkar, in Proceedings of 1997 International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing 170 (1997).

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