Multi-Focus Image Fusion Based on Multiple Directional LOTs

Zhiyu CHEN  Shogo MURAMATSU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E98-A   No.11   pp.2360-2365
Publication Date: 2015/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.2360
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image
Keyword: 
multiple DirLOTs,  image fusion,  mutual information,  

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Summary: 
This letter proposes an image fusion method which adopts a union of multiple directional lapped orthogonal transforms (DirLOTs). DirLOTs are used to generate symmetric orthogonal discrete wavelet transforms and then to construct a union of unitary transforms as a redundant dictionary with a multiple directional property. The multiple DirLOTs can overcome a disadvantage of separable wavelets to represent images which contain slant textures and edges. We analyse the characteristic of local luminance contrast, and propose a fusion rule based on interscale relation of wavelet coefficients. Relying on the above, a novel image fusion method is proposed. Some experimental results show that the proposed method is able to significantly improve the fusion performance from those with the conventional discrete wavelet transforms.