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Identifying vehicles with VNIR-SWIR hyperspectral imagery: sources of distinguishability and confusion
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Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging can facilitate vehicle tracking across a series of images by gathering spectral information that distinguishes the vehicle of interest from confusers. Developing effective algorithms for utilizing this information requires an understanding of the sources and nature of both the common and unique components in vehicle spectra, as well as the variations associated with lighting, view angle, and part of the vehicle being observed. In this study, focusing on the VNIR-SWIR spectral region, we analyze hyperspectral data from a recent field experiment at the Rochester Institute of Technology. We describe the spectra of painted vehicle surfaces in general terms, and demonstrate effective classification of automobiles based on spectra from upward facing surfaces (the roof, hood or trunk) using a method that combines the Support Vector Machine with data pre-conditioning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9976, Imaging Spectrometry XXI, 99760K (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238811
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Robert Sundberg, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9976:
Imaging Spectrometry XXI
John F. Silny; Emmett J. Ientilucci, Editor(s)

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