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An Operational Video Data Compression System For ATS AND ITOS
Author(s): R. L. Kutz; L. D. Davisson
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Paper Abstract

An operational data compression system has been developed and implemented for transmission of digitized ATS and ITOS-VHRR satellite video data over the wideband communication link between the Wallops Island, Va. Command and Data Acquisition Station and the National Environmental Satellite Service at Suitland, Md. This system uses mini-computers for the coding and decoding of the data to achieve maximum flexibility together with specially designed interface equipment for greater efficiency. No loss in data quality occurs due to the compression, and, in certain cases, data is transmitted which would be otherwise unavailable due to the limited channel capacity. This paper describes the method of compression, the equipment used, and the compression results attained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1975
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0066, Efficient Transmission of Pictorial Information, (30 October 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.965352
Show Author Affiliations
R. L. Kutz, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
L. D. Davisson, University of Southern California (United States)

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

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