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On the hardware implementation of the arithmetic elements of the pairwise orthogonal transform
Author(s): Lucana Santos; Ian Blanes; Aday García; Joan Serra-Sagristà; José López; Roberto Sarmiento

Paper Abstract

The pairwise orthogonal transform (POT) is an attractive alternative to the Kahrunen–Loève transform for spectral decorrelation in on-board multispectral and hyperspectral image compression due to its reduced complexity. This work validates that the low complexity of the POT makes it feasible for a space-qualified field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation. A register transfer level description of the arithmetic elements of the POT is provided with the aim of achieving a low occupancy of resources and making it possible to synthesize the design on a space-qualified RTAX2000S and RTAX2000S-DSP. In order to accomplish these goals, the operations of the POT are fine-tuned such that their implementation footprint is minimized while providing equivalent coding performance. The most computationally demanding operations are solved by means of a lookup table. An additional contribution of this paper is a bit-exact description of the mathematical equations that are part of the transform, defined in such a way that they can be solved with integer arithmetic and implementations that can be easily cross-validated. Experimental results are presented, showing that it is feasible to implement the components of the POT on the mentioned FPGA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2015
PDF: 12 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 9(1) 097496 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.9.097496
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 9, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Lucana Santos, Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Ian Blanes, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Aday García, Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Joan Serra-Sagristà, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
José López, Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Roberto Sarmiento, Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

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