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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Using a weighted zeroblock coder for satellite image compression
Author(s): Jiaji Wu; Yan Xing; Jechang Jeong; Guangming Shi; Licheng Jiao
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose an embedded satellite image compression method using Weighted ZeroBlock Coding (WZBC) and optimal sorting. In order to reduce average codeword length, Set Partition Embedded block (SPECK) and Embedded ZeroBlock Coder (EZBC) both encode significant block-sets with fixed-length bits, while WZBC assigns different-length bits to encode block-sets which contain different numbers of significant subblocks. In view of the context correlation among coefficients/blocks, WZBC employs a weight context to optimize the scanning order of the significance testing and the ratedistortion performance. Experimental results show that the proposed WZBC in binary coding mode provides excellent coding performance compared with those of SPECK and Set Partitioning In Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) which use arithmetic coding, and can even closely approach that of JPEG2000. When arithmetic coding is extensively used, the proposed method has clear advantages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2010
PDF: 18 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 4(1) 041787 doi: 10.1117/1.3474986
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 4, Issue 1
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Jiaji Wu, Xidian Univ. (China)
Yan Xing, Xidian Univ. (China)
Jechang Jeong, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Guangming Shi, Xidian Univ. (China)
Licheng Jiao, Xidian Univ. (China)

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