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Sensors 2010, 10(5), 4996-5013; doi:10.3390/s100504996

Diffused Matrix Format: A New Storage and Processing Format for Airborne Hyperspectral Sensor Images

Escuela Politécnica de Cáceres, Universidad de Extremadura, Avda. Universidad s/n, 10071, Cáceres, Spain
Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
CIEMAT, Avda. Complutense 22, 28040, Madrid, Spain
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Received: 12 March 2010 / Revised: 27 April 2010 / Accepted: 6 May 2010 / Published: 18 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain)
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At present, hyperspectral images are mainly obtained with airborne sensors that are subject to turbulences while the spectrometer is acquiring the data. Therefore, geometric corrections are required to produce spatially correct images for visual interpretation and change detection analysis. This paper analyzes the data acquisition process of airborne sensors. The main objective is to propose a new data format called Diffused Matrix Format (DMF) adapted to the sensor's characteristics including its spectral and spatial information. The second objective is to compare the accuracy of the quantitative maps derived by using the DMF data structure with those obtained from raster images based on traditional data structures. Results show that DMF processing is more accurate and straightforward than conventional image processing of remotely sensed data with the advantage that the DMF file structure requires less storage space than other data formats. In addition the data processing time does not increase when DMF is used. View Full-Text
Keywords: hyperspectral images; linear spectral unmixing; remote sensing data format hyperspectral images; linear spectral unmixing; remote sensing data format

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Martínez, P.; Cristo, A.; Koch, M.; Pérez, R.M.; Schmid, T.; Hernández, L.M. Diffused Matrix Format: A New Storage and Processing Format for Airborne Hyperspectral Sensor Images. Sensors 2010, 10, 4996-5013.

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