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Pseudotriangle technique for redshift identification of celestial spectrums
Author(s): Bo Qiu; Zhanyi Hu; Yongheng Zhao
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel technique for redshift identification. Redshift is a key parameter of celestial spectrums. In the literature, there are few reports on redshift identification due to either no many people working on the problem or perhaps industrial confidentiality. Our technique is a pseudo-triangle technique. It consists of the following three major steps: firstly, the 3 wavelengths corresponding to the 3 highest intensity values of an unknown spectrum are selected to construct a pseudo-triangle, and the largest angle of this triangle is calculated which is independent of redshift value. Secondly, the obtained angle is used as an index to retrieve the corresponding 3 model wavelengths via a pre-calculated look-up-table, which is composed of all the combinations of all the feature wavelengths of the model spectrum. And finally based on the 3 corresponding wavelengths, the corresponding redshift value is derived. The main characteristic of our technique is its simplicity and efficiency, which is demonstrated by experiments on simulated data as well as on real celestial spectrums. It is shown that the correct identification rate can reach as high as 86.7%. Taking into account the high noisy nature of celestial spectrums, such a result is considered a good one.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4548, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Acquisition and Processing, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441383
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Bo Qiu, National Lab. of Pattern Recognition (China)
Zhanyi Hu, National Lab. of Pattern Recognition (China)
Yongheng Zhao, National Observatory of Beijing (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4548:
Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Acquisition and Processing

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