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Beyond H.264: implications of next generation video compression on surveillance imagery
Author(s): Christopher D. McGuinness; Eric J. Balster; Kevin C. Priddy
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Paper Abstract

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) equipped with electro-optic (EO) full motion video (FMV) sensors often need to transmit image sequences over a limited communications channel, requiring either intense compression, reduced frame rate, or reduced resolution to reach the receiver. In an attempt to improve rate-distortion performance of common video compression algorithms, such as H.264/AVC, several groups are developing compres- sion methods to improve video quality at low bitrates. Concepts of these next generation methods, including H.265/HEVC, Google’s VP9, and Xiph.org’s Daala are examined in contrast to H.264/AVC, BBC’s Dirac, and Motion-JPEG2000 within the context of aerial surveillance. We present a compression performance analysis of these algorithms according to PSNR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9464, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VI, 94640V (20 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181939
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Christopher D. McGuinness, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Eric J. Balster, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Kevin C. Priddy, Air Force Life Cycle Management Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9464:
Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VI
Tien Pham; Michael A. Kolodny, Editor(s)

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