The State Key Laboratory of Astronautic Dynamics

Fengcheng, China

The State Key Laboratory of Astronautic Dynamics

Fengcheng, China
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Gao Z.,The State Key Laboratory of Astronautic Dynamics | Gao Z.,Xihua University | Zhang C.,Xihua University
Optik | Year: 2017

Multi-modal image fusion is necessary for describing a target abundantly. With the consideration of the correlations between multi-source signals and the sparse characteristics of image, this paper proposed a novel fusion rule of multi-modal image fusion scheme based on the joint sparsity model. First, the source image was represented as a shared sparse component and an exclusive sparse component with an over-complete dictionary. Second, the designed novel fusion rule acts on the shared and exclusive sparse coefficients to obtain the fused sparse coefficients. Finally, fused image was reconstructed by the fused sparse coefficients and the dictionary. The proposed approach was tested on the infrared and visual images, medical images. The results were compared with those of traditional methods, such as the multi-scale transform based methods, sparse representation based methods and joint sparsity representation based methods. Experimental results demonstrated that the proposed method outperforms the existing state-of-the-art methods, in terms of better texture clarity. Moreover, the fused image shows better edge consistence and visual effect. © 2016 Elsevier GmbH

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