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Comparative performance between compressed and uncompressed airborne imagery
Author(s): Chung Phan; Ronald Rupp; Sanjeev Agarwal; Anh Trang; Sumesh Nair
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Paper Abstract

The US Army's RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), Countermine Division is evaluating the compressibility of airborne multi-spectral imagery for mine and minefield detection application. Of particular interest is to assess the highest image data compression rate that can be afforded without the loss of image quality for war fighters in the loop and performance of near real time mine detection algorithm. The JPEG-2000 compression standard is used to perform data compression. Both lossless and lossy compressions are considered. A multi-spectral anomaly detector such as RX (Reed & Xiaoli), which is widely used as a core algorithm baseline in airborne mine and minefield detection on different mine types, minefields, and terrains to identify potential individual targets, is used to compare the mine detection performance. This paper presents the compression scheme and compares detection performance results between compressed and uncompressed imagery for various level of compressions. The compression efficiency is evaluated and its dependence upon different backgrounds and other factors are documented and presented using multi-spectral data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6953, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIII, 69530U (29 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.782360
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Chung Phan, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
Ronald Rupp, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
Sanjeev Agarwal, Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology (United States)
Anh Trang, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
Sumesh Nair, Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6953:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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