Document Type

Article

Date

Summer 7-5-2012

Embargo Period

1-1-2010

Keywords

image fusion, principal component transform, concurrent algorithm, color mapping scheme

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

The paper presents a concurrent algorithm for remote sensing applications that provides significant performance and image quality enhancements over conventional uniprocessor PCT techniques. The algorithm combines spectral angle classification, principal component transform, and human centered color mapping. It is evaluated from an image quality perspective using images collected with the Hyper-spectral Digital Imagery Collection Experiment (HYDICE) sensor, an airborne imaging spectrometer. These images correspond to foliated scenes taken from an altitude of 2000 to 7500 meters at wavelengths between 400nm and 2.5 micron. The scenes contain mechanized vehicles sitting in open fields as well as under camouflage. The algorithm operates with close to linear speedup on shared memory multiprocessors and can be readily extended to operate on multiple, low-cost PC-style servers connected with high-performance networking. A simple analytical model is outlined that allows the impact on performance of practical, application-specific properties to be assessed. These properties include image resolution, number of spectral bands, increases in the number of processors, changes in processor technology, networking speeds, and system clock rates.

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