Machine Vision and Applications

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 1–11

Hierarchical image fusion

  • Alexander Toet

DOI: 10.1007/BF01211447

Cite this article as:
Toet, A. Machine Vis. Apps. (1990) 3: 1. doi:10.1007/BF01211447


A hierarchical image fusion scheme is presented that preserves those details from the input images that are most relevant to visual perception. Results show that fused images present a more detailed representation of the scene and provide information that cannot be obtained by viewing the input images separately. Detection, recognition, and search tasks may therefore benefit from this fused image representation.

Key words

sensor fusionratio of low-pass pyramidmathematical morphologycontrast decompositionmultiresolution image representations

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Toet
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Perception TNOSoesterbergThe Netherlands