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20 October 2015 RVC-CAL library for endmember and abundance estimation in hyperspectral image analysis
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Hyperspectral imaging (HI) collects information from across the electromagnetic spectrum, covering a wide range of wavelengths. Although this technology was initially developed for remote sensing and earth observation, its multiple advantages - such as high spectral resolution - led to its application in other fields, as cancer detection. However, this new field has shown specific requirements; for instance, it needs to accomplish strong time specifications, since all the potential applications - like surgical guidance or in vivo tumor detection - imply real-time requisites. Achieving this time requirements is a great challenge, as hyperspectral images generate extremely high volumes of data to process. Thus, some new research lines are studying new processing techniques, and the most relevant ones are related to system parallelization.

In that line, this paper describes the construction of a new hyperspectral processing library for RVC–CAL language, which is specifically designed for multimedia applications and allows multithreading compilation and system parallelization. This paper presents the development of the required library functions to implement two of the four stages of the hyperspectral imaging processing chain--endmember and abundances estimation. The results obtained show that the library achieves speedups of 30%, approximately, comparing to an existing software of hyperspectral images analysis; concretely, the endmember estimation step reaches an average speedup of 27.6%, which saves almost 8 seconds in the execution time. It also shows the existence of some bottlenecks, as the communication interfaces among the different actors due to the volume of data to transfer. Finally, it is shown that the library considerably simplifies the implementation process. Thus, experimental results show the potential of a RVC–CAL library for analyzing hyperspectral images in real-time, as it provides enough resources to study the system performance.
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R. Lazcano López, D. Madroñal Quintín, E. Juárez Martínez, and C. Sanz Álvaro "RVC-CAL library for endmember and abundance estimation in hyperspectral image analysis", Proc. SPIE 9646, High-Performance Computing in Remote Sensing V, 964609 (20 October 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2194888
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