cuFSDAF: An Enhanced Flexible Spatiotemporal Data Fusion Algorithm Parallelized Using Graphics Processing Units

Huan Gao, Xiaolin Zhu, Qingfeng Guan, Xue Yang, Yao Yao, Wen Zeng, Xuantong Peng

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Abstract

Spatiotemporal data fusion is a cost-effective way to produce remote sensing images with high spatial and temporal resolutions using multisource images. Using spectral unmixing analysis and spatial interpolation, the flexible spatiotemporal data fusion (FSDAF) algorithm is suitable for heterogeneous landscapes and capable of capturing abrupt land-cover changes. However, the extensive computational complexity of FSDAF prevents its use in large-scale applications and mass production. Besides, the domain decomposition strategy of FSDAF causes accuracy loss at the edges of subdomains due to the insufficient consideration of edge effects. In this study, an enhanced FSDAF (cuFSDAF) is proposed to address these problems, and includes three main improvements. First, the TPS interpolator is replaced by an accelerated inverse distance weighted (IDW) interpolator to reduce computational complexity. Second, the algorithm is parallelized based on the compute unified device architecture (CUDA), a widely used parallel computing framework for graphics processing units (GPUs). Third, an adaptive domain decomposition (ADD) method is proposed to improve the fusion accuracy at the edges of subdomains and to enable GPUs with varying computing capacities to deal with datasets of any size. Experiments showed while obtaining similar accuracies to FSDAF and an up-to-date deep-learning-based method, cuFSDAF reduced the computing time significantly and achieved speed-ups of 140.3-182.2 over the original FSDAF program. cuFSDAF is capable of efficiently producing fused images with both high spatial and temporal resolutions to support applications for large-scale and long-term land surface dynamics. Source code and test data available at https://github.com/HPSCIL/cuFSDAF.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2021

Keywords

  • Compute unified device architecture (CUDA)
  • Data integration
  • Graphics processing units
  • Land surface
  • multisource satellite images
  • parallel computing
  • Remote sensing
  • Sensors
  • Spatial resolution
  • spatiotemporal data fusion.
  • Spatiotemporal phenomena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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