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High-speed two-dimensional pyramid image coding method and its implementation
Author(s): Haralambos Sahinoglou; Sergio D. Cabrera
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Paper Abstract

A non-separable pyramid scheme is developed for coding of images to achieve a high compression rate. The method allows a very efficient algorithmic implementation, using only 2 additions and a shift (division by 2) for each image pixel during coding or decoding. Since the operations needed are mostly independent of each other and have a high degree of regularity, it is also possible to design VLSI hardware to perform this operation using an array of simple basic cells. At the same time high coding efficiency results: for a typical 513x513 image we can achieve a peak signal-to-noise ratio of 30 dB with an encoding whose entropy is 0.133 bits per pixel. This information can be encoded using a method as simple as PCM, while still requiring only 0.385 bits per pixel, giving a very simple overall coding system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1605, Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Visual Communication, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50286
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Haralambos Sahinoglou, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Sergio D. Cabrera, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1605:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Visual Communication
Kou-Hu Tzou; Toshio Koga, Editor(s)

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