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Efficient lossless compression scheme for multispectral images
Author(s): Amel Benazza-Benyahia; Mohamed Hamdi; Jean-Christophe Pesquet
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Paper Abstract

Huge amounts of data are generated thanks to the continuous improvement of remote sensing systems. Archiving this tremendous volume of data is a real challenge which requires lossless compression techniques. Furthermore, progressive coding constitutes a desirable feature for telebrowsing. To this purpose, a compact and pyramidal representation of the input image has to be generated. Separable multiresolution decompositions have already been proposed for multicomponent images allowing each band to be decomposed separately. It seems however more appropriate to exploit also the spectral correlations. For hyperspectral images, the solution is to apply a 3D decomposition according to the spatial and to the spectral dimensions. This approach is not appropriate for multispectral images because of the reduced number of spectral bands. In recent works, we have proposed a nonlinear subband decomposition scheme with perfect reconstruction which exploits efficiently both the spatial and the spectral redundancies contained in multispectral images. In this paper, the problem of coding the coefficients of the resulting subband decomposition is addressed. More precisely, we propose an extension to the vector case of Shapiro's embedded zerotrees of wavelet coefficients (V-EZW) with achieves further saving in the bit stream. Simulations carried out on SPOT images indicate the outperformance of the global compression package we performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4475, Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption IV, with Applications, (5 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449578
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Amel Benazza-Benyahia, Ecole Superieure des Communications de Tunis (Tunisia)
Mohamed Hamdi, Ecole Superieure des Communications de Tunis (Tunisia)
Jean-Christophe Pesquet, Univ. de Marne la Vallee (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4475:
Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption IV, with Applications
Mark S. Schmalz, Editor(s)

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