navigation aid

To allow helicopter pilots navigate under poor visibility conditions (such as fog or heavy rain) helicopters are equipped with several imaging sensors, which can be viewed by the pilot in a helmet mounted display. A typical sensor suite includes both a low-light-television (LLTV) sensor and a thermal imaging forward-looking-infrared (FLIR) sensor. In the current configuration, the pilot can choose on of the two sensors to watch in his display. A possible improvement is combine both imaging sources into a single fused image which contains the relevant image information of both imaging devices. The following images illustrate this application.

first input image: click to enlarge second input image: click to enlarge multiresolution fusion result: click to enlarge

lltv input image

flir input image

multiresolution fusion

fwd: merging out-of-focus images

bck: list of examples