Title

Evaluation Of A Neural Network For Formulating A Semi-Empirical Variable Kernel Brdf Model

Advisor

King, Roger L.

Date of Degree

1-1-2005

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Abstract

To understand remotely sensed data, one must understand the relationship between radiative transfer models and their predictions of the interaction of solar radiation on geophysical media. If it can be established that these models are indeed accurate, some form of evaluation has to be performed on these models, for users to choose the model that suits their requirements. This thesis focuses on the implementation of a variable linear kernel model, its validation, and to study its application in the prediction of BRDF effects using two different neural networks-- the backpropogation and the radial basis function neural network and finally to draw conclusions on which neural network is best suited for this model. Based on these results the optimum number of kernels for this model is derived.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17456

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