Hyperspectral Image Compression Optimized for Spectral Unmixing

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Journal Article


IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume pp, Issue 99 (2016)


In this paper, we present a new lossy compression method for hyperspectral images that aims to optimally compress in both spatial and spectral domains and simultaneously minimizes the effect of the compression on linear spectral unmixing performance. To achieve this, a nonnegative Tucker decomposition is applied. This decomposition is a function of three dimension parameters. By employing a link between this decomposition and the linear spectral mixing model, an optimization problem is defined to find the optimal parameters by minimizing the root-mean-square error between the abundance matrices of the original and reconstructed data sets. The resulting optimization problem is solved by a particle swarm optimization algorithm. An approximate method for fast estimation of the free parameters is introduced as well. Our simulation results show that, in comparison with well-known state-of-the-art lossy compression methods, an improved compression and spectral unmixing performance of the reconstructed hyperspectral image is obtained. It is noteworthy to mention that the superiority of our method becomes more apparent as the compression ratio grows.

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