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Remote Sens. 2017, 9(12), 1218; doi:10.3390/rs9121218

Rolling Guidance Based Scale-Aware Spatial Sparse Unmixing for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Imagery

School of Computer Science, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Wuhan 430074, China
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping, and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
School of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
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Received: 9 October 2017 / Revised: 18 November 2017 / Accepted: 23 November 2017 / Published: 26 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensing Image Processing)
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Spatial regularization based sparse unmixing has attracted much attention in the hyperspectral remote sensing image processing field, which combines spatial information consideration with a sparse unmixing model, and has achieved improved fractional abundance results. However, the traditional spatial sparse unmixing approaches can suppress discrete wrong unmixing points and smooth an abundance map with low-contrast changes, and it has no concept of scale difference. In this paper, to better extract the different levels of spatial details, rolling guidance based scale-aware spatial sparse unmixing (namely, Rolling Guidance Sparse Unmixing (RGSU)) is proposed to extract and recover the different levels of important structures and details in the hyperspectral remote sensing image unmixing procedure, as the different levels of structures and edges in remote sensing imagery have different meanings and importance. Differing from the existing spatial regularization based sparse unmixing approaches, the proposed method considers the different levels of edges by combining a Gaussian filter-like method to realize small-scale structure removal with a joint bilateral filtering process to account for the spatial domain and range domain correlations. The proposed method is based on rolling guidance spatial regularization in a traditional spatial regularization sparse unmixing framework, and it accomplishes scale-aware sparse unmixing. The experimental results obtained with both simulated and real hyperspectral images show that the proposed method achieves visual effects better and produces higher quantitative results (i.e., higher SRE values) when compared to the current state-of-the-art sparse unmixing algorithms, which illustrates the effectiveness of the rolling guidance based scale aware method. In the future work, adaptive scale-aware spatial sparse unmixing framework will be studied and developed to enhance the current idea. View Full-Text
Keywords: sparse unmixing; rolling guidance; scale-aware; spatial regularization; hyperspectral remote sensing imagery sparse unmixing; rolling guidance; scale-aware; spatial regularization; hyperspectral remote sensing imagery

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Feng, R.; Zhong, Y.; Wang, L.; Lin, W. Rolling Guidance Based Scale-Aware Spatial Sparse Unmixing for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Imagery. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 1218.

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