Sensor and Image Fusion

Authored by: Dean Scribner , Jonathon M. Schuler , Penny Warren , Richard Klein , J. Grant Howard

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120009523

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Abstract

The goal of sensor and image fusion is to display multiple bands in an intuitive manner that improves the viewer’s scene comprehension and emphasizes relevant information. The self-emissive nature of objects in the IR adds another level of complexity to the color-processing algorithms. Preliminary studies in fusion show improvements in target detection and reduced false-alarm rate over single-band images.

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