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Sample spectral correlation-based measures for subpixels and mixed pixels in real hyperspectral imagery
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Paper Abstract

A hyperspectral imaging sensor images a scene using hundreds of contiguous spectral channels to uncover many substances that cannot be resolved by multspectral sensors with tens of discrete spectral channels. Many spectral measures used for target discrimination and identification in hyperspectral imagery have been derived directly from multsispectral imagery rather than from a hyperspectral imagery viewpoint. This paper demonstrates that on many occasions such spectral measures are generally not effective when it is applied to real hyperspectral data for discrimination and identification due to the fact that they do not take into account the very high sample spectral correlation (SSC) provided by hyperspectral sensors. In order to address this issue, two approaches, referred to as a priori sample spectral correlation (PR-SSC) and a posteriori SSC (PSSSC) are developed to account for spectral variability within real data to achieve better target discrimination and identification. While the former can be used to derive a family of a priori hyperspectral measures via orthogonal subspace projection (OSP) to eliminate interfering effects caused by undesired signatures, the latter results in a family of a posteriori hyperspectral measures that include sample covariance/correlation matrix as a posteriori information to increase ability in discrimination and identification. Interestingly, some well-known measures such as Euclidean distance (ED) and spectral angle mapper (SAM) can be shown to be special cases of the proposed PR-SSC and PS-SSC hyperspectral measures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6233, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XII, 62330J (4 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665285
Show Author Affiliations
Weimin Liu, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
Chein-I Chang, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6233:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XII
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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