Development and implementation of image fusion algorithms based on wavelets

Muduli, Priya Ranjan (2013) Development and implementation of image fusion algorithms based on wavelets. MTech thesis.



Image fusion is a process of blending the complementary as well as the common features of a set of images, to generate a resultant image with superior information content in terms of subjective as well as objective analysis point of view. The objective of this research work is to develop some novel image fusion algorithms and their applications in various fields such as crack detection, multi spectra sensor image fusion, medical image fusion and edge detection of multi-focus images etc. The first part of this research work deals with a novel crack detection technique based on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for cracks in walls suppressing the diversity and complexity of wall images. It follows different edge tracking algorithms such as Hyperbolic Tangent (HBT) filtering and canny edge detection algorithm. The second part of this research work deals with a novel edge detection approach for multi-focused images by means of complex wavelets based image fusion. An illumination invariant hyperbolic tangent filter (HBT) is applied followed by an adaptive thresholding to get the real edges. The shift invariance and directionally selective diagonal filtering as well as the ease of implementation of Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform (DT-CWT) ensure robust sub band fusion. It helps in avoiding the ringing artefacts that are more pronounced in Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). The fusion using DT-CWT also solves the problem of low contrast and blocking effects. In the third part, an improved DT-CWT based image fusion technique has been developed to compose a resultant image with better perceptual as well as quantitative image quality indices. A bilateral sharpness based weighting scheme has been implemented for the high frequency coefficients taking both gradient and its phase coherence in account

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:DWT, DT-CWT, NDT, HBT, CANNY
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electronics and Communication Engineering > Image Processing
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
ID Code:4847
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:04 Nov 2013 11:49
Last Modified:20 Dec 2013 11:53
Supervisor(s):Pati, U C

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