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Demonstration of the accuracy of improved-resolution hyperspectral imagery
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Paper Abstract

Numerous researchers have demonstrated the accuracy and utility of improved spatial resolution multispectral imagery by sharpening it with higher spatial resolution panchromatic imagery. A much more limited number of researchers have sharpened hyperspectral imagery with panchromatic imagery. In this research we have developed an algorithm that spatially sharpens specific ranges of hyperspectral bands with spectrally correlated multispectral bands of a higher spatial resolution to improve the spatial resolution of the hyperspectral imagery while maintaining or improving it's spectral fidelity. Preliminary validation of the algorithm has been conducted using a 7m AVIRIS scene of the Maryland Eastern Shore containing corn, soybean, and wheat fields. This data was used to simulate 28m HSI and 7m MSI that were used in the sharpening process. Initial analysis has verified the spectral accuracy of the sharpened data. In the next phase of the study, airborne spectral data from two different sensors will be used in the sharpening process with the results used as input for USDA/ARS crop yield and stress models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4725, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VIII, (2 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478790
Show Author Affiliations
James C. Vrabel, Imaging Technology Consultants (United States)
Paul Doraiswamy, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (United States)
James E. McMurtrey, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (United States)
Alan Stern, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4725:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VIII
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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