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Principal component analysis image for multi-resolution images

ACRS 1998

Poster Session 3

Principal Component Analysis Image for Multi-Resolution Images

S. Phasomkusolsil, N. Hinsamooth, F. Cheevasuvit, K. Dejhan, S. Mittatha, S. Chitwong, and A. Somboonkaew*
Faculty o Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Bangkok 10520, Thailand
*Electro-optics Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology/Center
73/1 NSTDA Building, Ministry of Science Technology and Environment Rama VI
Road, Rajtawee, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

The visual image classification and visual image interpretation can be performed on a colour image which obtained by combining of three different wavelength images of a satellite. However, some images bands are highly correlated. It diminished the efficiency of the mentioned tasks. Also, the different objects can be given high reflectance in difference wavelength of electromagnetic spectral. Therefore, to increase the efficiency of image classification and interpretation, all reflectance information from different spectral band images and satellites are need to collect into a colour image. Then, the simultaneous classification or interpretation for different objects can be effectively done. To create such kinds of images, the principal component analysis (PCA) will be applied to reduce the dimension of image data. Hence, the different spectral images are transformed into some few principal components contained almost the total variance of original images. Nevertheless, each satellite image system provides the different resolution from another. Before applying the principal component analysis, first all images need to rescaling the brightness into the same range. Then, the geometrical error between these images must be corrected by using the second order polynomial. Finally, the biharmonic spline interpolation is used in order to obtain the same resolution of picture element. The result of colour image is obtained by combining the reed, green and blue colors from the first three principle components. This image will contains almost 80 percent of the total variance.

Each object on the earth can be well reflected the electromagnetic wave in different wavelength. As we know, more member of non-overlapping wavelength band allows the use to distinguish a larger variety of objects on the earth [1]. Consequently, each satellite for the earth observation is composed of at least three properly selected spectral bands. The colour imager will be obtained by linear combination of three existent image bands from satellite. The colour image is widely user for the visual image classification and the visual interpretation. However, each land observation satellite has

its own special proposed. Therefore, sensors of one satellite will be selected the different spectral bands as shown in the table 1.

Table 1

To increase the efficiency of the image classification and the image interpretation, all reflectance information from different spectral band images of different satellites are then required to collect together. But for visual presentation, all different spectral images cannot show together in the same time. Only three different spectral images can be performed a colour image, since it is produced from three colours which are red, green and blue. Fortunately, they exist a method which can combine almost the total different spectral images into a some fewer imager. This method is known as the principal component analysis (PCA). PCA is the method applied for reducing the dimension of image data. So, all treated images with different spectral are transformed into some few principal components which are preserved almost the total variance of the original image. Nevertheless, the ground sample distance or pixel resolution of one sensor system will be different from another. Hence, an interpolation method is applied to resembling an image in order to obtain the same ground sample distance or pixel resolution. The detail for implementing the PCA of multi-resolution image will be described as the following paragraph.

Since the images are acquired from different satellites with different pixel resolution, before performing the PCA process, all images must be matched together. The following steps are used as preprocessing before applying the PCA to the considered images.

  • Geometric correction The image from each satellite must be corrected its geometric errors. Also, the geometric correction can be achieved by using the second order polynomial of mapping function as shown in the following equations.

    u = a0 + a1x + a2y + a3xy+ a4x2 + a5y2 (1a)

    v = b0 + b1x +b2y + b3xy+b4x2r+b5y2 (1b)

    The (x,y) coordinate is the ground control point obtained from the reference map which the coordinate (u,v) is corresponding ground control point in an image. The coefficients a0 to a5 and b0 to b5 can be solved by the least mean square method.

  • Resampling The cubic spline function is quite popular for interpolation. Here, the ground sample distance will be resample by using cubic spline interpolation. For a series of given points xi, (I = 0,1,2, ……..,n) which are not equi-space, and the corresponding functional values are f(xi). For two arbitrary adjacent points xi and xi+1, the cubic function will be fit to these two points for interpolating between them. The function can be denoted as [3].

    Fi(x) = a0 + a1x+ a2x2 + a3x3 for xi l2 >l3 > lN

    The experimental result is obtained by using three different satellites. They are MOS1, ADEOS and JERS1 with the resolution of 50 m x 50m, 16 m and 16m and 18 m x 24 m respectively. Three images from each satellite are used in the proposed process where the image from ADEOS will be use as the reference image. The result from preprocessing of these nine images can be shown as the Fig. 1. After the PCA process, the nine components can be presented in the Fig. 2. By assigning the colour red, green and blue to the first three principal component respectively, the obtained colour image is shown in Fig. 3. This colour image is contained almost 85 percent of the total variane.

    Fig. 1. Result from preprocessing

    Fig. 2. Result from PCA

    Fig. 3. Colour image obtained from combining the fire three principal components.

    The proposed method is performed a colour image which can be combined all spectral information from different satellites. Therefore, the obtained colour images will be very useful for image classification and image interpretation.

    The authors would like to think the National Research Council of Thailand for providing the satellite images and Miss. Janjira Jittaviriyapong for providing the manuscript. Miss Janjira Jittaviriyapong is with the Department of Languages and Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand.


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