Manifold alignment with Schroedinger eigenmaps


The sun-target-sensor angle can change during aerial remote sensing. In an attempt to compensate BRDF effects in multi-angular hyperspectral images, the Semi-Supervised Manifold Alignment (SSMA) algorithm pulls data from similar classes together and pushes data from different classes apart. SSMA uses Laplacian Eigenmaps (LE) to preserve the original geometric structure of each local data set independently. In this paper, we replace LE with Spatial-Spectral Schoedinger Eigenmaps (SSSE) which was designed to be a semisupervised enhancement to the to extend the SSMA methodology and improve classification of multi-angular hyperspectral images captured over Hog Island in the Virginia Coast Reserve.