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JSW 2014 Vol.9(4): 859-866 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.4.859-866

A Novel Image Fusion Method based on Translation Invariant Wavelet Transforms

Fen Xiao1, Xieping Gao2, Bodong Li2
1Key Laboratory of Intelligent Computing & Information Processing of Ministry of Education, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, China
2Information Engineering College, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, China

Abstract—In this paper, a novel method based on translation-invariant wavelet decomposition has been introduced to the pixel level multisensor image fusion. The proposed fusion architecture is related to the “shiftdecompose- fuse-shift” technique and consists of many steps. First, the source images to be shifted in both horizontal and vertical directions. The shifted images will be translated into the wavelet domain and by repeating “shift-translate” to get the decomposition of source images. Second, the different subband coefficients of the fused image are combined with the proposed fusion rule. Finally, the fused image will be obtained with the inverse translate and shift. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method fuses the useful information from source images and outperforms the discrete wavelet transform (DWT) and stationary wavelet transform (SWT).

Index Terms—image fusion, translation-invariant wavelet, discrete wavelet transform, stationary wavelet transform


Cite: Fen Xiao, Xieping Gao, Bodong Li, "A Novel Image Fusion Method based on Translation Invariant Wavelet Transforms," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 859-866, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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