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Band selection from a hyperspectral data-cube for a real-time multispectral 3CCD camera
Author(s): Paul J. Withagen; Eric den Breejen; Eric M. Franken; Arie N. de Jong; Hans Winkel
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Paper Abstract

Given a specific task, like detection of hidden objects (i.e. vehicles and landmines) in a natural background, hyperspectral data gives a significant advantage over RGB- color or gray-value images. It introduces however, a trade- off between cost, speed, signal-to-noise ratio, spectral resolution, and spatial resolution. Our research concentrates on making an optimal choice for spectral bands in an imaging system with a high frame rate and spatial resolution. This can be done using a real-time multispectral 3CCD camera, which records a scene with three detectors, each accurately set to a wavelength by selected optical filters. This leads to the subject of this paper: how to select three optimal bands from hyperspectral data to perform a certain task. The choice of these bands includes two aspects, the center wavelength, and the spectral width. A band-selection and band-broadening procedure has been developed, based on statistical pattern recognition techniques. We will demonstrate our proposed band selection algorithm, and present its classification results compared to red- green-blue and red-green-near-infrared data for a military vehicle in a natural background and for surface laid landmines in vegetation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4381, Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VII, (20 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.437054
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Paul J. Withagen, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Eric den Breejen, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Eric M. Franken, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Arie N. de Jong, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Hans Winkel, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4381:
Algorithms for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery VII
Sylvia S. Shen; Michael R. Descour, Editor(s)

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