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An Advanced Imaging Communication System For Planetary Exploration
Author(s): Robert F. Rice
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Paper Abstract

An advanced imaging communication system (AICS) for planetary exploration is presented., The system offers "end-to-end" information rate improvements of 3 to 5 times over existing systems in addition to extensive user flexibility to adapt his rate/fidelity priorities to fit a particular mission. AICS contains two major system elements. The first is a concatenated Reed-Solomon/Viterbi coded channel. This provides a powerful, yet practical, solution to the usual "error vulnerability" problem associated with compressed data. The second major element is an extremely adaptive image data compression algorithm called RM2. The details of this algorithm as presently simulated are discussed in considerable detail. Used in conjunction with the virtually error free performance of the Reed-Solomon/Viterbi channel the stated AICS advantages are obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1975
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 0066, Efficient Transmission of Pictorial Information, (30 October 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.965350
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Robert F. Rice, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0066:
Efficient Transmission of Pictorial Information
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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