ICA-based fusion for colour display of hyperspectral images

Yingxuan Zhu, Pramod K. Varshney, Hao Chen

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Hyperspectral images contain data from a large number of contiguous bands and, therefore, cannot be displayed directly using a colour display system. In this paper, an independent component analysis-based (ICA-based) approach for the problem of fusing hyperspectral images to three-band images for colour display purposes is proposed. Correlation coefficient and mutual information (ICA-CCMI) are used as criteria for selecting three suitable independent components for colour representation. In addition, statistical evaluation metrics for the colour display results of hyperspectral images are provided and discussed in light of different visualization goals. A new quality metric motivated by the quality index is developed to evaluate the structural information of the colour display images. The performance of our approach is validated by applying it to three hyperspectral image datasets. The experimental results demonstrate promising performance for the ICA-CCMI algorithm, compared with existing principal component analysis-based (PCAbased) methods for visualization of hyperspectral images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2427-2450
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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