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Data Compression for IR Reconnaissance
Author(s): William McCracken
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Paper Abstract

Recent trends in airborne reconnaissance force the designers of IR reconnaissance sensors to study data compression methods so that the sensors can be more efficiently interfaced with real time data links and with magnetic recorders. The previous successful efforts in compressing FLIR data are briefly noted. Infrared line scanners have only recently become candidates for data compression. Some of the requirements and problems are noted for compressing line scan data. Applicable methods are presented, and a hybrid DPCM/Huffman Coder is described with some successful results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0561, Airborne Reconnaissance IX, (23 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949640
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William McCracken, Honeywell Electro-Optics Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0561:
Airborne Reconnaissance IX
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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