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Digital Coding Of Shuttle TV
Author(s): A. Habibi; B. Batson
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Paper Abstract

Space Shuttle will be using a field-sequential color television system for the first few missions but the present plans are to switch to a NTSC color TV system for future missions. The field-sequential color TV system uses a modified black and white camera, producing a TV signal with a digital bandwidth of about 60 Mbps. This article discusses the characteristics of the Shuttle TV systems and proposes a bandwidth compression technique for the field-sequential color TV system that could operate at 13 Mbps producing a high fidelity signal. The proposed bandwidth compression technique is based on a two-dimensional DPCM system that utilizes temporal and spectral, as well as spatial correlation inherent in the field-sequential color TV imagery. The proposed system requires about 60 watts and less than 200 integrated circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1976
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0087, Advances in Image Transmission Techniques, (13 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954976
Show Author Affiliations
A. Habibi, TRW Defense and Space Systems Group (United States)
B. Batson, NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0087:
Advances in Image Transmission Techniques
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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