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access icon free Selecting optimal bands for sub-pixel target detection in hyperspectral images based on implanting synthetic targets

Target detection at sub-pixel abundances is, in fact, one of the challenging issues of hyperspectral image processing. Selection of optimal bands to improve sub-pixel target detection (STD) performance is one of the common solutions, applied by many researchers. Nevertheless, the absence of sufficient training data is the main weakness of selecting optimal bands with regard to this approach. The present research introduces a new band selection method for STD in hyperspectral images, based on creating training data, in which the desired target spectrum is implanted randomly in a series of host pixels from the entire hyperspectral image. Afterwards, via running an optimisation algorithm twice, with the aim of minimising the false alarm rate (FAR) in local adaptive coherence estimator target detection algorithm, the number of optimal bands and optimal spectral bands are selected. In this study, the performance of three optimisation methods including the genetic algorithm (GA), Grey Wolf optimisation (GWO), and particle swarm optimisation (PSO) are compared. Experimental results on HyMap and Hyperion datasets show that the proposed method obtains the minimum FAR compared with the rest of the evaluated methods. Also, based on the results obtained, GWO outperforms GA and PSO optimisation methods in the STD domain.


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