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Applications of spectral image quality equation for longwave infrared hyperspectral imagery
Author(s): Blake M. Rankin; Joshua B. Broadwater; E. David Jansing
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Paper Abstract

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technologies span the electro-optical and infrared domains. Longwave infrared (LWIR) HSI is particularly well suited for chemical and material identification in both day and night conditions due to the fact that longwave signals depend on thermal emission and material composition. However, exploitation performance is impacted by spectral data quality, which is driven by fundamental sensor noise characteristics, focal plane array health, spectral and radiometric calibration accuracy, and weather conditions. Previous algorithms have focused on quantifying spectral quality in the visible, near infrared, and shortwave infrared domains. More recently, we developed a spectral image quality equation (SIQE) based on Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC) for quantifying spectral quality of LWIR HSI data. Here, we further develop the algorithm to provide a more intuitive interpretation of the resulting BIC scores by transforming the scores into a metric that more closely resembles target detection scores. In addition to showing how SIQE is correlated with noise-equivalent spectral radiance, we illustrate several applications of SIQE, including the impact of atmospheric/environmental interferences and calibration errors. Our results reveal that SIQE is an effective metric for quantifying hyperspectral data quality, and thus, can be used for filtering data cubes prior to implementing exploitation algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10986, Algorithms, Technologies, and Applications for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery XXV, 1098604 (14 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2518222
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Blake M. Rankin, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
Joshua B. Broadwater, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
E. David Jansing, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10986:
Algorithms, Technologies, and Applications for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery XXV
Miguel Velez-Reyes; David W. Messinger, Editor(s)

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