Edge information based image fusion metrics using fractional order differentiation and sigmoidal functions
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Original versionSengupta, A., Seal, A., Krejcar, O., Chinmaya, P. & Yazidi, A. (2020). Edge information based image fusion metrics using fractional order differentiation and sigmoidal functions. IEEE Access, 8 https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2993607
In recent years, the number of image fusion schemes presented by the research community has increased significantly. Measuring the performance of these schemes is an important issue. In this work, we introduce three quantitative fusion metrics to assess the quality of an image fusion algorithm. The proposed metrics rely on edge information that is obtained using fractional order differentiation. Edge and orientation strengths are fed into three sigmoidal functions separately for estimating the values of three normalized weighted metrics for the fused image corresponding to source images. The experiments on the multi-focus, infrared-visible and medical image fusion pairs demonstrate that the proposed fusion metrics are perceptually meaningful and outperform some of the state-of-the-art metrics.