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Genping Zhao, Fei Li, XiuWei Zhang, Kati Laakso, Jonathan C-W Chan

Remote Sensing

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Hyperspectral images (HSIs) often contain pixels with mixed spectra, which makes it difficult to accurately separate the background signal from the anomaly target signal. To mitigate this problem, we present a method that applies spectral unmixing and structure sparse representation to accurately extract the pure background features and to establish a structured sparse representation model at a sub-pixel level by using the Archetypal Analysis (AA) scheme. Specifically, spectral unmixing with AA is used to unmix the spectral data to obtain representative background endmember signatures. Moreover the unmixing reconstruction error is utilized for the identification of the target. Structured sparse representation is also adopted for anomaly target detection by using the background endmember features from AA unmixing. Moreover, both the AA unmixing reconstruction error and the structured sparse representation reconstruction error are integrated together to enhance the anomaly target detection performance. The proposed method exploits background features at a sub-pixel level to improve the accuracy of anomaly target detection. Comparative experiments and analysis on public hyperspectral datasets show that the proposed algorithm potentially surpasses all the counterpart methods in anomaly target detection.

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