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CHANGE DETECTION AND CHANGE MONITORING OF NATURAL AND MAN-MADE FEATURES IN MULTISPECTRAL AND HYPERSPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY

United States Patent Application

20160307073
A1
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An approach for land cover classification, seasonal and yearly change detection and monitoring, and identification of changes in man-made features may use a clustering of sparse approximations (CoSA) on sparse representations in learned dictionaries. A Hebbian learning rule may be used to build multispectral or hyperspectral, multiresolution dictionaries that are adapted to regional satellite image data. Sparse image representations of pixel patches over the learned dictionaries may be used to perform unsupervised k-means clustering into land cover categories. The clustering process behaves as a classifier in detecting real variability. This approach may combine spectral and spatial textural characteristics to detect geologic, vegetative, hydrologic, and man-made features, as well as changes in these features over time.
Moody, Daniela Irina (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
15/ 133,387
April 20, 2016
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.