DCNN Optimization using Wavelet-based Image Fusion
Abdullah A. Alshehri1, Soundararajan Ezekiel2

1Abdullah A. Alshehr, Electrical Engineering, King Abdulziz University , P.O.Box, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2Soundararajan Ezekiel,Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA, USA.
Manuscript received on January 26, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 3082-3088 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February 2020. | Retrieval Number:  C6093029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6093.029320
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Abstract: We propose to develop image fusion algorithms and architecture for enhanced deep learning and analysis of large sets of data. Usually, images captured from different perspectives, using different types of sensors, different frequencies, etc. must be considered separately and interpreted by human operators. Using image fusion techniques, different forms of sensor information into a single data feed for a neural network to interpret and learn from can be implemented. This will increase the accuracy of neural network classification, as well as improve effectiveness in situations involving suboptimal conditions, such as obstructed or malfunctioning sensors. Another disadvantage of current deep learning technique is that they often require massive datasets to train to an acceptable level of accuracy, especially when situations involve potentially thousands of classification categories. Increasing the size of the dataset exponentially increases the amount of time to train, even when training on relatively simple neural network architectures. In protection scenarios, where new classes of threats can emerge frequently, it is unacceptable to have to take down the security system for long periods of time and train it to identify new threats.
Keywords: Image Fusion, Multifractal Analysis, Convolutional Neural Networks, Heterogeneous DCNN Fusion.