Fusion of Satellite Images Usimg Bilateral Filter Based Edge Preserving Image Decomposition

KAPLAN N. H., Erer I.

22nd IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Trabzon, Turkey, 23 - 25 April 2014, pp.1954-1957 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2014.6830639
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1954-1957
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A new fusion method based on bilateral pyramid for multispectral and panchromatic images is presented. Bilateral pyramid is a multiscale decomposition method which can decompose an input image into a base layer representing the low frequency content and several detail layers representing the high frequency part of the image. The fused image is obtained by three different rules: substitutive, additive and additive luminance proportional methods. The proposed methods are compared with the widely used IHS (intensity-hue-saturation) and ATWT based fusion methods. The resulting images as well as evaluation metrics demonstrate that the proposed algorithm has better performance.