This paper presents a new feature descriptor that is suitable for image matching under nonlinear intensity changes. The proposed approach consists of the following three steps. First, a binary local patch clustering transform response is employed as the transform space. The value of the new space exhibits a high similarity after changes in intensity. Then, a random binary pattern coding method extracts raw feature histograms from the new space. Finally, the discrimination of the proposed feature descriptor is enhanced by using a multiple spatial support region-based binning method. Experimental results show that the proposed method is able to provide a more robust image matching performance under nonlinear intensity changes.
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