unmix | R Documentation |

Perform linear spectral unmixing on hyperspectral data or spectra resampled to satellite bands using endmember spectra.

unmix(spectra, endmember, returnHCR = "auto", scale = FALSE, ...)

`spectra` |
Input spectra of class 'Speclib' |

`endmember` |
Endmember spectra of class 'Speclib' |

`returnHCR` |
Set class of value. If TRUE, value will be of class ' |

`scale` |
Flag to scale spectra to [0,1] if necessary. |

`...` |
Further arguments passed to |

Linear spectral unmixing is a frequently used method to calculate fractions of land-cover classes (endmembers) within the footprint of pixels. This approach has originally been intended to be used for multispectral satellite images. The basic assumption is that the signal received at the sensor (*p_{mix}*) is a linear combination of *n* pure endmember signals (*p_i*) and their cover fractions (*f_i*):

*
p_{mix} = ∑^{n}_{i=1} p_i f_i,
*

where *f_1, f_2 , ..., f_n >= 0* and *∑^{n}_{i=1} f_i = 1* to fulfill two constraints:

All fractions must be greater or equal 0

The sum of all fractions must be 1

Since this linear equation system is usually over-determined, a least square solution is performed. The error between the final approximation and the observed pixel vector is returned as vector (`error`

) in list (`returnSpatialGrid = FALSE`

) or as last band if `returnSpatialGrid = TRUE`

.

A list containing the fraction of each endmember in each spectrum and an error value giving the euclidean norm of the error vector after least square error minimisation.

Unmixing code is based on "i.spec.unmix" for GRASS 5 written by Markus Neteler (1999).

Lukas Lehnert

Sohn, Y. S. & McCoy, R. M. (1997): Mapping desert shrub rangeland using spectral unmixing and modeling spectral mixtures with TM data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 63, 707-716

## Not run: ## Use PROSAIL to generate some vegetation spectra with different LAI parameter <- data.frame(LAI = seq(0, 1, 0.01)) spectral_data <- PROSAIL(parameterList = parameter) ## Get endmember spectra ## Retrieve all available spectra avl <- USGS_get_available_files() ## Download all spectra matching "grass-fescue" grass_spectra <- USGS_retrieve_files(avl = avl, pattern = "grass-fescue") limestone <- USGS_retrieve_files(avl = avl, pattern = "limestone") ## Integrate all spectra to Quickbird grass_spectra_qb <- spectralResampling(grass_spectra[1,], "Quickbird") limestone_qb <- spectralResampling(limestone, "Quickbird") spectral_data_qb <- spectralResampling(spectral_data, "Quickbird") em <- speclib(spectra = rbind(spectra(grass_spectra_qb), spectra(limestone_qb))/100, wavelength = wavelength(limestone_qb)) ## Unmix unmix_res <- unmix(spectral_data_qb, em) unmix_res plot(unmix_res$fractions[1,] ~ SI(spectral_data_qb)$LAI, type = "l", xlab = "LAI", ylab = "Unmixed fraction of vegetation") ## End(Not run)

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