RGB-Guided Hyperspectral Image Upsampling

Hyeokhyen Kwon, Yu-Wing Tai; Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 307-315


Hyperspectral imaging usually lack of spatial resolution due to limitations of hardware design of imaging sensors. On the contrary, latest imaging sensors capture a RGB image with resolution of multiple times larger than a hyperspectral image. In this paper, we present an algorithm to enhance and upsample the resolution of hyperspectral images. Our algorithm consists of two stages: spatial upsampling stage and spectrum substitution stage. The spatial upsampling stage is guided by a high resolution RGB image of the same scene, and the spectrum substitution stage utilizes sparse coding to locally refine the upsampled hyperspectral image through dictionary substitution. Experiments show that our algorithm is highly effective and has outperformed state-of-the-art matrix factorization based approaches.

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author = {Kwon, Hyeokhyen and Tai, Yu-Wing},
title = {RGB-Guided Hyperspectral Image Upsampling},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}