10 February 2016 Performance metrics for the evaluation of hyperspectral chemical identification systems
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Remote sensing of chemical vapor plumes is a difficult but important task for many military and civilian applications. Hyperspectral sensors operating in the long-wave infrared regime have well-demonstrated detection capabilities. However, the identification of a plume’s chemical constituents, based on a chemical library, is a multiple hypothesis testing problem which standard detection metrics do not fully describe. We propose using an additional performance metric for identification based on the so-called Dice index. Our approach partitions and weights a confusion matrix to develop both the standard detection metrics and identification metric. Using the proposed metrics, we demonstrate that the intuitive system design of a detector bank followed by an identifier is indeed justified when incorporating performance information beyond the standard detection metrics.
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Eric Truslow, Steven E. Golowich, Dimitris G. Manolakis, Vinay K. Ingle, "Performance metrics for the evaluation of hyperspectral chemical identification systems," Optical Engineering 55(2), 023106 (10 February 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.2.023106 . Submission:

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