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Accelerating a hyperspectral inversion model for submerged marine ecosystems using high-performance computing on graphical processor units
Author(s): James A. Goodman; David Kaeli; Dana Schaa; Ayse Yilmazer
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Paper Abstract

Remote sensing of shallow submerged marine ecosystems presents a challenging environment for information extraction algorithms, where physically based solutions commonly require complex, computationally intensive algorithms. The inherent variations in water depth, water properties, and surface waves all impact the measured remote sensing signal, and the strong absorption of light in water also limits the effective range of wavelengths available for analysis. An algorithm has been developed to address this multifaceted problem. The algorithm uses a two-stage inverse semianalytical optimization model and spectral unmixing scheme to derive water column properties, water depth and habitat composition from imaging spectroscopy data. In addition to testing and validation studies, work on this algorithm has included improving its efficiency using the computing power of graphical processor units (GPUs). This improvement provides accelerated execution of the algorithm, and by leveraging more robust optimization routines, also facilitates increased accuracy in algorithm output. Initial results from implementing the algorithm on a single GPU using a conservative optimization strategy indicate substantial improvement in performance can be achieved using this technology. We present an overview of the algorithm, provide example output, discuss the GPU parallelization approach, and illustrate the performance achievements that have been obtained using GPU technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7695, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XVI, 76950G (13 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850197
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James A. Goodman, Univ. de Puerto Rico Mayagüez (United States)
David Kaeli, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Dana Schaa, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Ayse Yilmazer, Northeastern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7695:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XVI
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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