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Hyperspectral imaging in earth road construction planning
Author(s): Yixiang Nie; Richard B. Gomez; Menas Kafatos; Ruixin Yang
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Paper Abstract

Some types of clay, esp. montmorillonite, become slippery when getting wet. Clay movement is very harmful for various constructions and can also cause trouble for both wheeled and tracked vehicles in military operations at some rural areas when raining. We present a summary of a project using hyperspectral imaging in assisting earth roads construction planning and cross-country trafficability analysis. Spectral signature libraries are used to help identify materials and define those areas to be avoided, which have significant montmorillonite content. We perform a case study in this kind of application; some methods of data processing and analyzing are discussed. We also discussed the problems we met in this application. Hyperspectral sensing is a relatively new but mature technology; development of applications and corresponding analyzing procedures will be the major impetus of this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4383, Geo-Spatial Image and Data Exploitation II, (1 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428246
Show Author Affiliations
Yixiang Nie, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Richard B. Gomez, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Menas Kafatos, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Ruixin Yang, George Mason Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4383:
Geo-Spatial Image and Data Exploitation II
William E. Roper, Editor(s)

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