A new multispectral image wavelet representation is introduced, based on multiscale fundamental forms. This representation describes gradient information of multispectral images in a multiresolution framework. The representation is, in particular, extremely suited for fusion and merging of multispectral images. For fusion as well as for merging, a strategy is described. Experiments are performed on multispectral images, where Landsat Thematic Mapper images are fused and merged with SPOT Panchromatic images. The proposed techniques are compared with wavelet-based techniques described in the literature.
P. Scheunders, S. de Backer
Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision