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Unsupervised data fusion for hyperspectral imaging
Author(s): Luis O. Jimenez-Rodriguez; Miguel Velez-Reyes; Jorge Rivera-Medina; Hector Velasquez
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Paper Abstract

Hyperspectral images contain a great amount of information in terms of hundreds of narrowband channels. This should lead to better parameter estimation and to more accurate classifications. However, traditional classification methods based on multispectral analysis fail to work properly on this type of data. High dimensional space poses a difficulty in obtaining accurate parameter estimates and as a consequence this makes unsupervised classification a challenge that requires new techniques. Thus, alternative methods are needed to take advantage of the information provided by the hyperdimensional data. Data fusion is an alternative when dealing with such large data sets in order to improve classification accuracy. Data fusion is an important process in the areas of environmental systems, surveillance, automation, medical imaging, and robotics. The uses of this technique in Remote Sensing have been recently expanding. A relevant application is to adapt the data fusion approaches to be used on hyperspectral imagery taking into consideration the special characteristics of such data. The approach of this paper is to presents a scheme that integrates information from most of the hyperspectral narrow-bands in order to increase the discrimination accuracy in unsupervised classification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4541, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing VII, (28 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454152
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Luis O. Jimenez-Rodriguez, Univ. of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)
Miguel Velez-Reyes, Univ. of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)
Jorge Rivera-Medina, Univ. of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)
Hector Velasquez, Univ. of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4541:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing VII
Sebastiano Bruno Serpico, Editor(s)

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