Two linear unmixing algorithms to recognize targets using supervised classification and orthogonal rotation in airborne hyperspectral images

Amir Averbuch, Michael Zheludev

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Abstract

The goal of the paper is to detect pixels that contain targets of known spectra. The target can be present in a sub- or above pixel. Pixels without targets are classified as background pixels. Each pixel is treated via the content of its neighborhood. A pixel whose spectrum is different from its neighborhood is classified as a "suspicious point". In each suspicious point there is a mix of target(s) and background. The main objective in a supervised detection (also called "target detection") is to search for a specific given spectral material (target) in hyperspectral imaging (HSI) where the spectral signature of the target is known a priori from laboratory measurements. In addition the fractional abundance of the target is computed. To achieve this we present two linear unmixing algorithms that recognize targets with known (given) spectral signatures. The CLUN is based on automatic feature extraction from the target's spectrum. These features separate the target from the background. The ROTU algorithm is based on embedding the spectra space into a special space by random orthogonal transformation and on the statistical properties of the embedded result. Experimental results demonstrate that the targets' locations were extracted correctly and these algorithms are robust and efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-560
Number of pages29
JournalRemote Sensing
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Spectral signature
  • Sub-above pixel
  • Supervised classification
  • Target recognition
  • Unmixing

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