Image Fusion using RGB and Near Infrared Image
컬러 영상과 근적외선 영상을 이용한 영상 융합

Taeho Kil, Nam Ik Cho
2016 Journal of Broadcast Engineering  
Infrared (IR) wavelength is out of visible range and thus usually cut by hot filters in general commercial cameras. However, some information from the near-IR (NIR) range is known to improve the overall visibility of scene in many cases. For example when there is fog or haze in the scene, NIR image has clearer visibility than visible image because of its stronger penetration property. In this paper, we propose an algorithm for fusing the RGB and NIR images to obtain the enhanced images of the
more » ... ced images of the outdoor scenes. First, we construct a weight map by comparing the contrast of the RGB and NIR images, and then fuse the two images based on the weight map. Experimental results show that the proposed method is effective in enhancing visible image and removing the haze.
doi:10.5909/jbe.2016.21.4.515 fatcat:6zlbs5vbwrb4fhxj2mfees4z4q