Image Registration Algorithm Based on Modified GLOH Descriptor for Infrared Images and Electro-Optical Images

  • Bingjian Wang
  • Yapeng Li
  • Quan Lu
  • Li Fan
  • Qing Li
  • Hanlin Qin
  • Huixin Zhou
  • Shangqian Liu
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 128)

Abstract

A new image registration algorithm for infrared images and electro-optical images is proposed in this paper. This algorithm is a combination of SIFT feature extraction algorithm and GLOH feature descriptor. Salient points of infrared images and electro-optical images are extracted along edges of images by using SIFT feature extraction algorithm. Then each salient point is described by using modified GLOH descriptor that formed a feature vector from the orientation histogram of sub-region around each salient point. After salient points matching by using Euclidean distance, RANSAC algorithm is used to eliminate wrong corresponding pairs. Then registration of infrared images and electro-optical images is achieved by affine transformation and bilinear interpolation. Experimental results for registration of infrared images and electro-optical images show that this algorithm has a good registration result.

Keywords

multi-sensor images registration SIFT modified GLOH descriptor salient points RANSAC 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bingjian Wang
    • 1
  • Yapeng Li
    • 1
  • Quan Lu
    • 1
  • Li Fan
    • 1
  • Qing Li
    • 2
  • Hanlin Qin
    • 1
  • Huixin Zhou
    • 1
  • Shangqian Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Technical PhysicsXidian UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of ScienceBeijingChina

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