Optical Remote Sensing

Volume 3 of the series Augmented Vision and Reality pp 301-327


Effects of the Spatial Enhancement of Hyperspectral Images on the Distribution of Spectral Classes

  • Andrea GarzelliAffiliated withDepartment of Information Engineering, University of Siena Email author 
  • , Luca CapobiancoAffiliated withDepartment of Information Engineering, University of Siena

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In this chapter, we present a study on the effects of the spatial enhancement of hyperspectral (HS) images on the distribution of spectral classes. The analysis is based on the concept of dimensionality reduction, the transformation of high-dimensional data into a meaningful representation of reduced dimensionality which may favor visualization and understanding of high-dimensional data. Non-linear techniques of dimensionality reduction are applied to original Hyperion HS data (30 m) and to fusion products with the panchromatic channel of ALI (10 m) obtained from different sharpening methods, in order to evaluate possible advantages or critical situations deriving from multi-sensor, multi-resolution data fusion.


Image fusion Hyperspectral Spectral signatures