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Wavelet-based feature extraction for hyperspectral vegetation monitoring
Author(s): Pieter Kempeneers; Steve De Backer; Walter Debruyn; Paul Scheunders
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Paper Abstract

The high spectral and high spatial resolution, intrinsic to hyperspectral remote sensing, result in huge quantities of data, which slows down the data processing and can result in a poor performance of classifiers. To improve the classification performance, efficient feature extraction methods are needed. This paper introduces a set of features based on the discrete wavelet transform (DWT). Wavelet coefficients, wavelet energies and wavelet detail histogram features are employed as new features for classification. As a feature reduction procedure, we propose a sequential floating search method. Selection is performed using a cost function based on the estimated probability of error, using the Fisher criterion. This procedure selects the best combination of features. To demonstrate the proposed wavelet features and selection procedure, we apply it to vegetation stress detection. For this application, it is shown that wavelet coefficients outperform spectral reflectance and that the proposed selection procedure outperforms combining the best single features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5238, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing IX, (5 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.511055
Show Author Affiliations
Pieter Kempeneers, Vlamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Belgium)
Steve De Backer, Univ. Antwerpen (Belgium)
Walter Debruyn, Vlamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Belgium)
Paul Scheunders, Univ. Antwerpen (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5238:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing IX
Lorenzo Bruzzone, Editor(s)

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