Vector Tunnel Algorithm for Hyperspectral Target Detection


20th SPIE Conference on Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery, Maryland, United States Of America, 5 - 07 May 2014, vol.9088 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9088
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2053540
  • City: Maryland
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Keywords: Hyperspectral Images, Target Detection, Vector Tunnel, WAVELET
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, targets and nontargets in a hyperspectral image are characterized in terms of their spectral features. Target detection problem is considered as a two-class classification problem. For this purpose, a vector tunnel algorithm (VTA) is proposed. The vector tunnel is characterized only by the target class information. Then, this method is compared with Euclidean Distance (ED), Spectral Angle Map (SAM) and Support Vector Machine (SVM) algorithms. To obtain the training data belonging to target class, the training regions are selected randomly. After determination of the parameters of the algorithms with the training set, detection procedures are accomplished at each pixel as target or background. Consequently, detection results are displayed as thematic maps.