EFFECT OF DATA TRUNCATION IN AN IMPLEMENTATION OF PIXEL CLUSTERING ON A CUSTOM COMPUTING MACHINE

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We investigate the effect of truncating the precision of hyperspectral image data for the purpose of more efficiently segmenting the image using a variant of k-means clustering. We describe the implementation of the algorithm on field-programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware. Truncating the data to only a few bits per pixel in each spectral channel permits a more compact hardware design, enabling greater parallelism, and ultimately a more rapid execution. It also enables the storage of larger images in the onboard memory. In exchange for faster clustering, however, one trades off the quality of the produced segmentation. We find, however, that ... continued below

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LEESER, M.; THEILER, J. & AL, ET August 1, 2000.

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We investigate the effect of truncating the precision of hyperspectral image data for the purpose of more efficiently segmenting the image using a variant of k-means clustering. We describe the implementation of the algorithm on field-programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware. Truncating the data to only a few bits per pixel in each spectral channel permits a more compact hardware design, enabling greater parallelism, and ultimately a more rapid execution. It also enables the storage of larger images in the onboard memory. In exchange for faster clustering, however, one trades off the quality of the produced segmentation. We find, however, that the clustering algorithm can tolerate considerable data truncation with little degradation in cluster quality. This robustness to truncated data can be extended by computing the cluster centers to a few more bits of precision than the data. Since there are so many more pixels than centers, the more aggressive data truncation leads to significant gains in the number of pixels that can be stored in memory and processed in hardware concurrently.

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LEESER, M.; THEILER, J. & AL, ET. EFFECT OF DATA TRUNCATION IN AN IMPLEMENTATION OF PIXEL CLUSTERING ON A CUSTOM COMPUTING MACHINE, article, August 1, 2000; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc722657/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.