Multi Sensor Image Fusion and Its Applications

Author: Rick S. Blum
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420026984
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Taking another lesson from nature, the latest advances in image processing technology seek to combine image data from several diverse types of sensors in order to obtain a more accurate view of the scene: very much the same as we rely on our five senses. Multi-Sensor Image Fusion and Its Applications is the first text dedicated to the theory and practice of the registration and fusion of image data, covering such approaches as statistical methods, color-related techniques, model-based methods, and visual information display strategies. After a review of state-of-the-art image fusion techniques, the book provides an overview of fusion algorithms and fusion performance evaluation. The following chapters explore recent progress and practical applications of the proposed techniques to solving problems in such areas as medical diagnosis, surveillance and biometric systems, remote sensing, nondestructive evaluation, blurred image restoration, and image quality assessment. Recognized leaders from industry and academia contribute the chapters, reflecting the latest research trends and providing useful algorithms to aid implementation. Supplying a 28-page full-color insert, Multi-Sensor Image Fusion and Its Applications clearly demonstrates the benefits and possibilities of this revolutionary development. It provides a solid knowledge base for applying these cutting-edge techniques to new challenges and creating future advances.

Image Fusion

Author: Tania Stathaki
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080558523
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The growth in the use of sensor technology has led to the demand for image fusion: signal processing techniques that can combine information received from different sensors into a single composite image in an efficient and reliable manner. This book brings together classical and modern algorithms and design architectures, demonstrating through applications how these can be implemented. Image Fusion: Algorithms and Applications provides a representative collection of the recent advances in research and development in the field of image fusion, demonstrating both spatial domain and transform domain fusion methods including Bayesian methods, statistical approaches, ICA and wavelet domain techniques. It also includes valuable material on image mosaics, remote sensing applications and performance evaluation. This book will be an invaluable resource to R&D engineers, academic researchers and system developers requiring the most up-to-date and complete information on image fusion algorithms, design architectures and applications. Combines theory and practice to create a unique point of reference Contains contributions from leading experts in this rapidly-developing field Demonstrates potential uses in military, medical and civilian areas

Investigations on Multi Sensor Image System and Its Surveillance Applications

Author: Zheng Liu
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 159942651X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This thesis investigates the issues of implementing multi-sensor imaging system for surveillance applications. Three topics for the fusion of infrared and electro-optic images are studied, i.e. registration, fusion, and evaluation. The first topic is the image registration or alignment, which is to associate corresponding pixels in multiple images to the same physical point in the scene. A trajectory-based method for registering infrared and electro-optic video sequences is proposed in this study. The initial registration parameters are derived from matching the trajectories across the consecutive video frames. Further refinement can be carried out by applying a maximum mutual information approach. The frame difference, from which the feature point is detected, is found with an image structural similarity measurement. The second topic is the implementation of pixel-level fusion. Two applications are considered in this study. Motivated by the adaptive enhancement, a modified pixel-level fusion scheme is proposed to implement the context enhancement. A visual image is first enhanced with the corresponding infrared image. Then, the enhanced image is fused with the visual image again to highlight the background features. This achieves a context enhancement most suitable for human perception. As the application of multi-sensor concealed weapon detection (CWD) is concerned, this thesis clarifies the requirements and concepts for CWD. How the CWD application can benefit from multi-sensor fusion is identified and a framework of multi-sensor CWD is proposed. A solution to synthesize a composite image from infrared and visual image is presented with experimental results. The synthesized image, on one hand provides both the information of personal identification and the suspicious region of concealed weapons; on the other hand implements the privacy protection, which appears to be an important aspect of the CWD process. The third topic is about the fusion performance assessment. In this study, the evaluation metrics are developed for reference-based assessment and blind assessment respectively. An absolute measurement of image features, namely phase congruency, is employed. Future work should include the reliability and optimization study of multiple image sensors from applications' and human perception-related perspectives. This thesis is a contribution to such research.

Multisensor Data Fusion

Author: Hassen Fourati
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482263750
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Multisensor Data Fusion: From Algorithms and Architectural Design to Applications covers the contemporary theory and practice of multisensor data fusion, from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge techniques drawn from a broad array of disciplines. Featuring contributions from the world’s leading data fusion researchers and academicians, this authoritative book: Presents state-of-the-art advances in the design of multisensor data fusion algorithms, addressing issues related to the nature, location, and computational ability of the sensors Describes new materials and achievements in optimal fusion and multisensor filters Discusses the advantages and challenges associated with multisensor data fusion, from extended spatial and temporal coverage to imperfection and diversity in sensor technologies Explores the topology, communication structure, computational resources, fusion level, goals, and optimization of multisensor data fusion system architectures Showcases applications of multisensor data fusion in fields such as medicine, transportation's traffic, defense, and navigation Multisensor Data Fusion: From Algorithms and Architectural Design to Applications is a robust collection of modern multisensor data fusion methodologies. The book instills a deeper understanding of the basics of multisensor data fusion as well as a practical knowledge of the problems that can be faced during its execution.

Pattern Recognition Machine Intelligence and Biometrics

Author: Patrick S. P. Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642224075
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Pattern Recognition, Machine Intelligence and Biometrics" covers the most recent developments in Pattern Recognition and its applications, using artificial intelligence technologies within an increasingly critical field. It covers topics such as: image analysis and fingerprint recognition; facial expressions and emotions; handwriting and signatures; iris recognition; hand-palm gestures; and multimodal based research. The applications span many fields, from engineering, scientific studies and experiments, to biomedical and diagnostic applications, to personal identification and homeland security. In addition, computer modeling and simulations of human behaviors are addressed in this collection of 31 chapters by top-ranked professionals from all over the world in the field of PR/AI/Biometrics. The book is intended for researchers and graduate students in Computer and Information Science, and in Communication and Control Engineering. Dr. Patrick S. P. Wang is a Professor Emeritus at the College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, USA, Zijiang Chair of ECNU, Shanghai, and NSC Visiting Chair Professor of NTUST, Taipei.

Multisensor Data Fusion

Author: David Hall
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420038540
Format: PDF, ePub
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The emerging technology of multisensor data fusion has a wide range of applications, both in Department of Defense (DoD) areas and in the civilian arena. The techniques of multisensor data fusion draw from an equally broad range of disciplines, including artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, and statistical estimation. With the rapid evolution of computers and the maturation of data fusion technology, the door to using data fusion in everyday applications is now wide open and presenting great opportunities. The Handbook of Multisensor Data Fusion provides a unique, comprehensive, and up-to-date resource for data fusion systems designers and researchers. Divided into five parts, it: offers a thorough introduction to data fusion terminology and models describes advanced techniques for data association, target tracking, and identification presents practical information on system development, including requirements analysis, systems engineering, algorithm selection, database design, human-computer interfaces, and performance assessment introduces applications from the DoD, NASA, DARPA, and condition-based monitoring of complex machinery supplies data fusion resources and Web sites The contributing authors are all recognized leaders in data fusion and have collaborated to provide what promises to be the definitive reference for this rapidly developing field. Whether you are a researcher, system designer, implementer, or student, in the Handbook of Multisensor Data Fusion you'll find everything you need, from a basic introduction and survey of data fusion technology to advanced mathematics and theory, including very practical advice on data fusion system development and implementation.

Electronics Communications and Networks IV

Author: Amir Hussain
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315682109
Format: PDF
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The 4th International Conference on Electronic, Communications and Networks (CECNet2014) inherits the fruitfulness of the past three conferences and lays a foundation for the forthcoming next year in Shanghai. CECNet2014 was hosted by Hubei University of Science and Technology, China, with the main objective of providing a comprehensive global forum for experts and participants from acadamia to exchange ideas and presenting results of ongoing research in the most state-of-the-art areas of Consumer Electronics Technology, Communication Engineering and Technology, Wireless Communications Enginneering and Technology, and Computer Engineering and Technology. In this event, 13 famous scholars and Engineers have delivered the keynote speeches on their latest research, including Prof. Vijaykrishnan Narayanan (a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Prof. Han-Chieh Chao (the Director of the Computer Center for Ministry of Education Taiwan from September 2008 to July 2010), Prof. Borko Furht (the founder of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications), Prof. Kevin Deng (who served as Acting Director of Hong Kong APAS R&D Center in 2010), and Prof. Minho Jo (the Professor of Department of Computer and Information Science, Korea University).

Remote Sensing Image Fusion

Author: Luciano Alparone
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466587504
Format: PDF
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A synthesis of more than ten years of experience, Remote Sensing Image Fusion covers methods specifically designed for remote sensing imagery. The authors supply a comprehensive classification system and rigorous mathematical description of advanced and state-of-the-art methods for pansharpening of multispectral images, fusion of hyperspectral and panchromatic images, and fusion of data from heterogeneous sensors such as optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images and integration of thermal and visible/near-infrared images. They also explore new trends of signal/image processing, such as compressive sensing and sparse signal representations. The book brings a new perspective to a multidisciplinary research field that is becoming increasingly articulate and comprehensive. It fosters signal/image processing methodologies toward the goal of information extraction, either by humans or by machines, from remotely sensed images. The authors explain how relatively simple processing methods tailored to the specific features of the images may be winning in terms of reliable performance over more complex algorithms based on mathematical theories and models unconstrained from the physical behaviors of the instruments. Ultimately, the book covers the births and developments of three generations of RS image fusion. Established textbooks are mainly concerned with the earliest generation of methods. This book focuses on second generation methods you can use now and new trends that may become third generation methods. Only the lessons learned with second generation methods will be capable of fostering the excellence among the myriad of methods that are proposed almost every day by the scientific literature.

Mathematical Techniques in Multisensor Data Fusion

Author: David Lee Hall
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781580533355
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since the publication of the first edition of this book, advances in algorithms, logic and software tools have transformed the field of data fusion. The latest edition covers these areas as well as smart agents, human computer interaction, cognitive aides to analysis and data system fusion control. data fusion system, this book guides you through the process of determining the trade-offs among competing data fusion algorithms, selecting commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools, and understanding when data fusion improves systems processing. Completely new chapters in this second edition explain data fusion system control, DARPA's recently developed TRIP model, and the latest applications of data fusion in data warehousing and medical equipment, as well as defence systems.

Distributed Sensor Networks Second Edition

Author: S. Sitharama Iyengar
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439862834
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The best-selling Distributed Sensor Networks became the definitive guide to understanding this far-reaching technology. Preserving the excellence and accessibility of its predecessor, Distributed Sensor Networks, Second Edition once again provides all the fundamentals and applications in one complete, self-contained source. Ideal as a tutorial for students or as research material for engineers, the book gives readers up-to-date, practical insight on all aspects of the field. Revised and expanded, this second edition incorporates contributions from many veterans of the DARPA ISO SENSIT program as well as new material from distinguished researchers in the field. Image and Sensor Signal Processing focuses on software issues and the history and future of sensor networks. The book also covers information fusion and power management. Readers of this book may also be interested in Distributed Sensor Networks, Second Edition: Sensor Networking and Applications (ISBN: 9781439862872).