An automated parallel image registration technique based on the correlation of wavelet features
ABSTRACT With the increasing importance of multiple multiplatform remote sensing missions, fast and automatic integration of digital data from disparate sources has become critical to the success of these endeavors. Our work utilizes maxima of wavelet coefficients to form the basic features of a correlation-based automatic registration algorithm. Our wavelet-based registration algorithm is tested successfully with data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM), which differ by translation and/or rotation. By the choice of high-frequency wavelet features, this method is similar to an edge-based correlation method, but by exploiting the multiresolution nature of a wavelet decomposition, our method achieves higher computational speeds for comparable accuracies. This algorithm has been implemented on a single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) massively parallel computer, the MasPar MP-2, as well as on the CrayT3D, the Cray T3E, and a Beowulf cluster of Pentium workstations.
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ABSTRACT: Registration is a fundamental task in image processing used to match two or more pictures taken, for example, at different times, from different sensors or from different viewpoints. Over the years, a broad range of techniques have been developed for the various types of data and problems. These techniques have been independently studied for several different applications resulting in a large body of research. This paper organizes this material by establishing the relationship between the distortions in the image and the type of registration techniques which are most suitable. Two major types of distortions are distinguished. The first type are those which are the source of misregistration, i.e., they are the cause of the misalignment between the two images. Distortions which are the source of misregistration determine the transformation class which will optimally align the two images. The transformation class in turn influences the general technique that should be taken....06/1999;
Conference Proceeding: Robust image registration using log-polar transform[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This paper describes a hierarchical image registration algorithm for affine motion recovery. The algorithm estimates the affine transformation parameters necessary to register any two digital images misaligned due to rotation, scale, shear, and translation. The parameters are computed iteratively in a coarse-to-fine hierarchical framework using a variation of the Levenberg-Marquadt nonlinear least squares optimization method. This approach yields a robust solution that precisely registers images with subpixel accuracy. A log-polar registration module is introduced to accommodate arbitrary rotation angles and a wide range of scale changes. This serves to furnish a good initial estimate for the optimization-based affine registration stage. We demonstrate the hybrid algorithm on pairs of digital images subjected to large affine motionImage Processing, 2000. Proceedings. 2000 International Conference on; 02/2000
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ABSTRACT: A technique for registration of images with geometric distortions is described. This technique uses two surface splines to represent the X -component and the Y -component of a mapping function. A mapping function is described in such a way that it would map corresponding control points in the image exactly on top of each other and map other points in the image by interpolation using information and local geometric distortion between the imagesIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 02/1988; · 3.47 Impact Factor