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A family of distributions for the error term in linear mixing models for hyperspectral images
Author(s): Peter Bajorski
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Paper Abstract

A traditional linear-mixing model with a structured background used in the hyperspectral imaging literature often assumes normality (Gaussianity) of the error term. This assumption is often questioned. In previous research, we show that the normal (Gaussian) distribution gives only a very crude approximation to the actual error term distribution. In this paper, we use a broader class of distributions called exponential power (or error) distributions. We investigate suitability of those distributions using a specific example of an AVIRIS hyperspectral image. We demonstrate that the exponential power distributions provide a satisfactory description of the marginal error term distributions for the AVIRIS hyperspectral image used in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7086, Imaging Spectrometry XIII, 70860E (27 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793380
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Peter Bajorski, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7086:
Imaging Spectrometry XIII
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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