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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 986–1000

Selection of optimal combinations of band-pass filters for ice detection by hyperspectral imaging

Shigeki Nakauchi, Ken Nishino, and Takuya Yamashita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 986-1000 (2012)

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Hyperspectral imaging captures rich information in spatial and spectral domains but involves high costs and complex data processing. The use of a set of optical band-pass filters (BPFs) in the acquisition of spectral images is proposed for reducing dimensionality of spectral data while maintaining target detection and/or categorization performance. A set of BPFs that could distinguish ice from surrounding water on various materials (e.g., asphalt), was designed as an example. Relatively high accuracy (90.28%) was achieved with only two BPFs, showing the potential of this approach for accurate target detection with lesser complexity than conventional methods.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2011
Published: January 4, 2012

Shigeki Nakauchi, Ken Nishino, and Takuya Yamashita, "Selection of optimal combinations of band-pass filters for ice detection by hyperspectral imaging," Opt. Express 20, 986-1000 (2012)

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