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Optical Processor Applied To Cloud Classification
Author(s): J. Mantock; A. A. Sawchuk; T. C. Strand
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Paper Abstract

A hybrid optical/digital system is described for analyzing images based on textural information. A partially coherent white light optical processor is used to obtain the texture related information which is then processed digitally. Specifically the optical system generates a pseudocolor encoded image where the image color is a function of the local spatial frequency content of the image. Cluster analysis is then used to identify different color/texture regions. Experimental results are shown where the system has been applied to the problem of identifying distinct cloud types from satellite photographs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0218, Devices and Systems for Optical Signal Processing, (25 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958522
Show Author Affiliations
J. Mantock, University of Southern California (United States)
A. A. Sawchuk, University of Southern California (United States)
T. C. Strand, University of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0218:
Devices and Systems for Optical Signal Processing
Timothy C. Strand; Armand R. Tanguay, Editor(s)

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