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Entropy 2014, 16(11), 6099-6115; doi:10.3390/e16116099

Image Fusion Based on the \({\Delta ^{ - 1}} - T{V_0}\) Energy Function

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Research Center for Smart Vehicles, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Aichi 468-8511, Japan
Department of General Education, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China
Toyota Central R&D Labs, Yokomichi, Aichi 480-1192, Japan
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Received: 9 October 2014 / Revised: 11 November 2014 / Accepted: 12 November 2014 / Published: 18 November 2014
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This article proposes a \({\Delta^{-1}}-T{V_0}\) energy function to fuse a multi-spectral image with a panchromatic image. The proposed energy function consists of two components, a \(TV_0\) component and a \(\Delta^{-1}\) component. The \(TV_0\) term uses the sparse priority to increase the detailed spatial information; while the \({\Delta ^{ - 1}}\) term removes the block effect of the multi-spectral image. Furthermore, as the proposed energy function is non-convex, we also adopt an alternative minimization algorithm and the \(L_0\) gradient minimization to solve it. Experimental results demonstrate the improved performance of the proposed method over existing methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: image fusion; inverse transform of the Laplace operator (\(\Delta^{-1}\) ); sparse norm; total variation image fusion; inverse transform of the Laplace operator (\(\Delta^{-1}\) ); sparse norm; total variation

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Xie, Q.; Ma, C.; Guo, C.; John, V.; Mita, S.; Long, Q. Image Fusion Based on the \({\Delta ^{ - 1}} - T{V_0}\) Energy Function. Entropy 2014, 16, 6099-6115.

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