The spatial resolution of multispectral data can be synthetically improved by exploiting the spatial content of a companion panchromatic image. This process, named pansharpening, is widely employed by data providers to augment the quality of images made available for many applications. The huge demand requires the utilization of efficient fusion algorithms that do not require specific training phases, but rather exploit physical considerations to combine the available data. For this reason, classical model-based approaches are still widely used in practice. We created and assessed a method for improving a widespread approach, based on the generalized Laplacian pyramid decomposition, by combining two different cost-effective upgrades: the estimation of the detail-extraction filter from data and the utilization of an improved injection scheme based on multilinear regression. The proposed method was compared with several existing efficient pansharpening algorithms, employing the most credited performance evaluation protocols. The capability of achieving optimal results in very different scenarios was demonstrated by employing data acquired by the IKONOS and WorldView-3 satellites.

An improved version of the generalized Laplacian pyramid algorithm for pansharpening

Addesso P.;Restaino R.;Vivone G.
2021

Abstract

The spatial resolution of multispectral data can be synthetically improved by exploiting the spatial content of a companion panchromatic image. This process, named pansharpening, is widely employed by data providers to augment the quality of images made available for many applications. The huge demand requires the utilization of efficient fusion algorithms that do not require specific training phases, but rather exploit physical considerations to combine the available data. For this reason, classical model-based approaches are still widely used in practice. We created and assessed a method for improving a widespread approach, based on the generalized Laplacian pyramid decomposition, by combining two different cost-effective upgrades: the estimation of the detail-extraction filter from data and the utilization of an improved injection scheme based on multilinear regression. The proposed method was compared with several existing efficient pansharpening algorithms, employing the most credited performance evaluation protocols. The capability of achieving optimal results in very different scenarios was demonstrated by employing data acquired by the IKONOS and WorldView-3 satellites.
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