Wavelet-Based Classification of Hyperspectral Images Using Extended Morphological Profiles on Graphics Processing Units

Pablo Quesada-Barriuso, Francisco Arguello, Dora B. Heras, Jon Atli Benediktsson

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Abstract

The availability of graphics processing units (GPUs) provides a low-cost solution to real-time processing, which may benefit many remote sensing applications. In this paper, a spectral-spatial classification scheme for hyperspectral images is specifically adapted for computing on GPUs. It is based on wavelets, extended morphological profiles (EMPs), and support vector machine (SVM). Additionally, a preprocessing stage is used to remove noise in the original hyperspectral image. The local computation of the techniques used in the proposed scheme makes them particularly suitable for parallel processing by blocks of threads in the GPU. Moreover, a block-asynchronous updating process is applied to the EMP to speedup the morphological reconstruction. The results over different hyperspectral images show that the execution can be speeded up to 8.2 × compared to an efficient OpenMP parallel implementation, achieving real-time hyperspectral image classification while maintaining the high classification accuracy values of the original classification scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7039199
Pages (from-to)2962-2970
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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Other keywords

  • Feature extraction
  • graphics processing unit (GPU)
  • image classification
  • morphological operations
  • parallel processing
  • remote sensing
  • Wavelet transforms

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