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Predicting exploitation success on compressed imagery through common image quality metrics: an initial look
Author(s): Christopher D. McGuinness; Patrick C. Hytla; Kevin L. Priddy
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Paper Abstract

Imagery from unmanned aerial systems (UAS) needs compression prior to transmission to a receiver for further processing. Once received, automated image exploitation algorithms, such as frame-to-frame registration, target tracking, and target identification, are performed to extract actionable information from the data. Unfortunately, in a compress-then-analyze system, exploitation algorithms must contend with artifacts introduced by lossy compression and transmission. Identifying metrics that enable compression engines to predict exploitation degradation could allow encoders the ability of tailoring compression for specific exploitation algorithms. This study investigates the impact of H.264 and JPEG2000 compression on target tracking through the use of a multi-hypothesis blob tracker. Used quality metrics include PSNR, VIF, and IW-SSIM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9464, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VI, 94640T (20 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181940
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Christopher D. McGuinness, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Patrick C. Hytla, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Kevin L. 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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