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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Image data compression with hierarchical pixel averaging and fully adaptive prediction error coder
Author(s): Riccardo Iudica; Gabriel Artigues; Jordi Portell; Enrique García-Berro
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Paper Abstract

The fully adaptive prediction error coder (FAPEC) is an entropy coder that typically offers better results than the adaptive Rice compressor. It uses basic preprocessing stages such as delta preprocessing, but it can also be combined with a discrete wavelet transform. We describe a new algorithm called hierarchical pixel averaging (HPA). It divides an image into blocks of 16×16  pixels, which are subsequently divided into smaller blocks, up to the basic level where one block corresponds to one pixel. Average pixel values are determined for each level from which differential coefficients are extracted. HPA allows the introduction of controlled losses with several quality levels, also allowing to progressively decompress a given image from lower to higher quality. It achieves better resolution in sharp image edges when compared to other lossy algorithms. HPA is based on simple arithmetic operations, allowing a very simple (thus quick) implementation. It does not use any floating-point operations, which is an interesting feature for satellite or embedded data compression. We present a first implementation of HPA and the results obtained on a variety of images, both for the lossless and lossy cases with different quality levels. Our results indicate that HPA + FAPEC offer a performance comparable to that of CCSDS 122.0.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2015
PDF: 13 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 9(1) 097493 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.9.097493
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 9, Issue 1
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Riccardo Iudica, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Gabriel Artigues, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
Jordi Portell, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Enrique García-Berro, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)


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