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Application of video-based coding to hyperspectral imagery
Author(s): Timothy S. Wilkinson; Val D. Vaughn
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Paper Abstract

As sensor technology evolves into the 21st Century, the volume of data available from both airborne and spaceborne sources will increase rapidly. High resolution hyperspectral remote sensing systems may offer hundreds of bands of data. Efficient use, transmission, storage, and manipulation of such data will require some type of bandwidth compression. Current image compression standards are not specifically optimized to accommodate hyperspectral data. Nonetheless, users who require such compression will be driven toward current standards for reasons of simplicity, cost, and interoperability. This paper begins an examination of the performance of the MPEG-like video compression methodologies for hyperspectral image data. Compression fidelity is examined with an objective metric as a function of the achieved compression ratio. Comparisons are made between different coding configurations which resemble those available in the basic MPEG scheme. Observations regarding the use of standards-based compression of hyperspectral data are offered along with suggestions for future investigations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2821, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Applications, (6 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257183
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Timothy S. Wilkinson, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Val D. Vaughn, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2821:
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Applications
Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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