Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is the research area in which earth's surface is studied, usually using the reflectance spectrum of the sun. Vision Lab has built expertise in the processing and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing images. Topics of research include the development of techniques for image denoising, restoration, fusion, segmentation, classification and spectral unmixing. Main application domains are vegetation monitoring for which we collaborate with the Teleprocessing group of VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research).

Journal publications


G. Thoonen, Hufkens, K., Vanden Borre, J., Spanhove, T., and Scheunders, P., Accuracy assessment of contextual classification results for vegetation mapping, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, vol. 15, pp. 7 - 15, 2012.
G. Thoonen, Mahmood, Z., Peeters, S., and Scheunders, P., Multisource classification of color and hyperspectral images using color attribute profiles and composite decision fusion, Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of, vol. 5, pp. 510 - 521, 2012.
G. Verdoolaege and Scheunders, P., On the geometry of Multivariate Generalized Gaussian models, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 180-193, 2012.


R. Heylen, Burazerovic, D., and Scheunders, P., Fully constrained least-squares spectral unmixing by simplex projection, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 4112-4122, 2011.PDF icon PDF (1.11 MB)Package icon Matlab code (1.93 KB)
Z. Mahmood and Scheunders, P., Enhanced visualization of hyperspectral images, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing letters, vol. 8, pp. 869-873, 2011.
R. Heylen, Burazerovic, D., and Scheunders, P., Nonlinear spectral unmixing by geodesic simplex volume maximization, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 5, pp. 534-542, 2011.



Y. Zhang, De Backer, S., and Scheunders, P., Noise-resistant wavelet-based Bayesian fusion of multispectral and hyperspectral images, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 47, pp. 3834-3843, 2009.