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Reducing false alarms in hyperspectral images using a covariance matrix based on preliminary false detections
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Paper Abstract

Point target detection in hyperspectral data is often plagued by the inability to distinguish between the target and a (relatively) few false alarms. Even when, overall, the signal to noise ratio (SNR) to the overall data is good, the false alarms render use of many detection algorithms problematic. To solve this problem, we propose a two-step process for analyzing the data. We start by performing the standard matched filter (MF) algorithm. While the original covariance matrix is based on all the pixels in the hyperspectral cube, a second covariance matrix is constructed based on the highest detections. Running the algorithm a second time on the original data with this new covariance matrix, we distinguish between the targets and these background false detections. This new method was tested on real world test data and compared to traditional matched filter method results. In all cases, the new method showed a significant decrease in false alarms. Other benchmark metrics show the efficacy of this method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2020
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11392, Algorithms, Technologies, and Applications for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery XXVI, 113920Z (24 April 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2551920
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Noga Karni, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Yanir Goren, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Stanley R. Rotman, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11392:
Algorithms, Technologies, and Applications for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery XXVI
Miguel Velez-Reyes; David W. Messinger, Editor(s)

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