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A comparison of several raw data compression algorithms for acquisition of remotely sensed data
Author(s): Mei Zhou; Yunkai Deng; Zhimin Zhang; Lingli Tang; Chuanrong Li
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Paper Abstract

As an active microwave sensor, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is capable of continuously monitoring geophysical parameters related to the structural and electrical properties of the earth's surface and subsurface. With the development of advanced SAR technologies with high resolutions and multiple imaging modes, SAR generates a large amount of remotely sensed data to be transmitted and processed. The raw data compression has become important tools to reduce the huge amount of data for downlink and required memory on-board. In this paper, four compression algorithms are discussed, including block adaptive quantization (BAQ) algorithm, amplitude and phase compression (AP) algorithm, wavelet BAQ (WT-BAQ) algorithm and wavelet packet BAQ (WPT-BAQ) algorithm. Considering the statistical independent property between amplitude and phase of raw data along with the growing popularity of wavelets, two additional algorithms are presented: wavelet AP (WT-AP) algorithm and wavelet packet AP (WPT-AP) algorithm. The six different algorithms are compared in the signal domain and the image domain with several quality parameters and the simulation is given to validate analytic result. The experimental results will be used for remotely sensed data acquisition, data processing and SAR systems design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7147, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Classification of Remote Sensing Images, 71470L (7 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.813222
Show Author Affiliations
Mei Zhou, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Yunkai Deng, Institute of Electronics (China)
Zhimin Zhang, Institute of Electronics (China)
Lingli Tang, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)
Chuanrong Li, Academy of Opto-Electronics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7147:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Classification of Remote Sensing Images
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang, Editor(s)

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