swMATH ID: 42579
Software Authors: Ma, J.; Yu, W.; Liang, P.; Li, C.; Jiang, J.
Description: FusionGAN: A generative adversarial network for infrared and visible image fusion. nfrared images can distinguish targets from their backgrounds on the basis of difference in thermal radiation, which works well at all day/night time and under all weather conditions. By contrast, visible images can provide texture details with high spatial resolution and definition in a manner consistent with the human visual system. This paper proposes a novel method to fuse these two types of information using a generative adversarial network, termed as FusionGAN. Our method establishes an adversarial game between a generator and a discriminator, where the generator aims to generate a fused image with major infrared intensities together with additional visible gradients, and the discriminator aims to force the fused image to have more details existing in visible images. This enables that the final fused image simultaneously keeps the thermal radiation in an infrared image and the textures in a visible image. In addition, our FusionGAN is an end-to-end model, avoiding manually designing complicated activity level measurements and fusion rules as in traditional methods. Experiments on public datasets demonstrate the superiority of our strategy over state-of-the-arts, where our results look like sharpened infrared images with clear highlighted targets and abundant details. Moreover, we also generalize our FusionGAN to fuse images with different resolutions, say a low-resolution infrared image and a high-resolution visible image. Extensive results demonstrate that our strategy can generate clear and clean fused images which do not suffer from noise caused by upsampling of infrared information.
Homepage: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1566253518301143
Source Code: https://github.com/jiayi-ma/FusionGAN
Dependencies: Python
Related Software: Adam; pix2pix; CycleGAN; U-Net; NSCT toolbox; SOSNet; L2-Net; Theia; R2D2; BinGAN; MAGSAC++; USAC; D2-Net; GMS; ContextDesc; ASLFeat; SuperGlue; YFCC100M; Quicksilver; ApolloScape
Cited in: 8 Publications

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