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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Impact factor analysis of mixture spectra unmixing based on independent component analysis
Author(s): Lei Chen; Shengbo Chen; Xulin Guo; Chao Zhou
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Paper Abstract

Based on spectral independence of different materials, independent component analysis (ICA), a blind source separation technique, can be applied to separate mixed hyperspectral signals. For the purpose of detecting objects on the sea and improving the precision of target recognition, an original ICA method is applied by analyzing the influence exerted by spectral features of different materials and mixture materials on spectral unmixing results. Due to the complexity of targets on the sea, several measured spectra of different materials have been mixed with water spectra to simulate mixed spectra for mixture spectra decomposition. Synthetic mixed spectra are generated by linear combinations of different materials and water spectra to obtain separated results. We then compared the separated results with the measured spectra of each endmember by coefficient of determination. We conclude that these factors that will change the original spectral characteristics of Gaussian distribution have significant influence on the separated results and selecting a proper initial matrix, and processing spectral data with lower noise can help improve the ICA method for more accurate separated results from hyperspectral data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2016
PDF: 14 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 10(1) 015012 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.10.015012
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 10, Issue 1
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Lei Chen, Jilin Univ. (China)
Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Shengbo Chen, Jilin Univ. (China)
Xulin Guo, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Chao Zhou, Jilin Univ. (China)

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