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Data reduction via segmentation for hyperspectral imagery
Author(s): Thomas R. Braun; Alexey Castrodad
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Paper Abstract

A single hyperspectral image can easily be hundreds of megabytes or even several gigabytes in size. For spectral processing, this is not an issue, as each pixel is processed indepedently. Additionally, many standard image processing algorithms can be readily adapted to process a few lines at a time (possibly with multiple passes over a file). Thus, clustering algorithms like k-means and dimension reduction methods such as PCA have also become staples of hyperspectral processing. More recently, however, new algorithms such as locally linear embedding (LLE) or non-local means have been shown to offer substantial performance increases, at least in theory. However, incremental processing is not feasible in many of these newer algorithms, and large amounts of processing power and memory are required to process large images. For this reason, mechanisms to efficiently reduce the size of large hyperspectral images while maintaining important information are desired. In this paper, we investigate a segmentation algorithm as a means to this end. We show that the amount of data that needs to be processed can be reduced by over an order of magnitude while maintaining the spectral purity of the data. This will be illustrated by showing classification accuracy before and after segmentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7334, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XV, 73340Y (27 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809522
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Thomas R. Braun, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (United States)
Alexey Castrodad, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7334:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XV
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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