HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE CLASSIFICATION BY EXPLOITING CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS
High spectral dimensionality of hyperspectral images makes them useful data resources for earth observation in many remote sensing applications. In this case, the convolutional neural network (CNN) can help to extract deep and robust features from hyperspectral images. The main goal of this paper is to use deep learning concept to extract deep features from hyperspectral datasets to achieve better classification results. In this study, after pre-processing step, data is fed to a CNN in order to extract deep features. Extracted features are then imported in a multi-layer perceptron (MLP) network as our selected classifier. Obtained classification accuracies, based on training sample size, vary from 94.3 to 97.17% and 92.35 to 98.14% for Salinas and Pavia datasets, respectively. These results expressed more than 10% improvements compared to the classic MLP classification technique.