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Hybrid pattern recognition method using evolutionary computing techniques applied to the exploitation of hyperspectral imagery and medical spectral data
Author(s): Jerry A. Burman
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Paper Abstract

Hyperspectral image sets are three dimensional data volumes that are difficult to exploit by manual means because they are comprised of multiple bands of image data that are not easily visualized or assessed. GTE Government Systems Corporation has developed a system that utilizes Evolutionary Computing techniques to automatically identify materials in terrain hyperspectral imagery. The system employs sophisticated signature preprocessing and a unique combination of non- parametric search algorithms guided by a model based cost function to achieve rapid convergence and pattern recognition. The system is scaleable and is capable of discriminating and identifying pertinent materials that comprise a specific object of interest in the terrain and estimating the percentage of materials present within a pixel of interest (spectral unmixing). The method has been applied and evaluated against real hyperspectral imagery data from the AVIRIS sensor. In addition, the process has been applied to remotely sensed infrared spectra collected at the microscopic level to assess the amounts of DNA, RNA and protein present in human tissue samples as an aid to the early detection of cancer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3871, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing V, (14 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373240
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Jerry A. Burman, GTE Government Systems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3871:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing V
Sebastiano Bruno Serpico, Editor(s)

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