Hyperspectral imaging and analysis for sparse reconstruction and recognition

Zohaib Khan

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    [Truncated abstract] Hyperspectral imaging, also known as imaging spectroscopy, captures a data cube of a scene in two spatial and one spectral dimension. Hyperspectral image analysis refers to the operations which lead to quantitative and qualitative characterization of a hyperspectral image. This thesis contributes to hyperspectral imaging and analysis methods at multiple levels.

    In a tunable filter based hyperspectral imaging system, the recovery of spectral reflectance is a challenging task due to limiting filter transmission, illumination bias and band misalignment. This thesis proposes a hyperspectral imaging technique which adaptively recovers spectral reflectance from raw hyperspectral images captured by automatic exposure adjustment. A spectrally invariant self similarity feature is presented for cross spectral hyperspectral band alignment. Extensive experiments on an in-house developed multi-illuminant hyperspectral image database show a significant reduction in the mean recovery error.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2014


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