On the potential of information theoretic indicators for the detection of image vibrations and for image registration on JET

Andrea Murari, Michela Gelfusa, Thibault Lesage, Didier Mazon, G. Arnoux

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In Tokamaks, the use of cameras as diagnostics has increased remarkably in the last years. One of the main technical difficulties, in interpreting the data of camera-based diagnostics, is the presence of movements and vibrations of the field of view, consequence of various plasma phenomena, and modes of operation. Typically, these movements results in rigid transformations of the frames. In this paper, various information theoretic indicators (correlations, entropies, and mutual information) are described and their potential to detect the vibrations and to register images is investigated. The indicators are applied to a representative set of videos collected by Joint European Torus wide-angle infrared camera. For movement detection, the Tsallis entropy is the indicator with the best performance, providing a success rates in excess of 86% and an almost equal number of false and missed detections. Its application to image registration looks also very promising. © 1973-2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6594903
Pages (from-to)3030 - 3042
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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