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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1462–1473

Transforming images into block stationary behavior

Robin N. Strickland  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 1462-1473 (1983)

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The statistical behavior of images is inherently nonstationary. Unfortunately, most image processing algorithms assume stationary image models. Spatially adaptive algorithms have been developed which take into account local image statistics. In this paper we derive radiometric and geometric transforms which generate nearly stationary (block stationary) images in the first and second moments. We show that true stationarity is impossible to realize. The aim of these transformations is to enhance the performance of nonadaptive processing techniques, in particular data compression.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 20, 1982
Published: May 15, 1983

Robin N. Strickland, "Transforming images into block stationary behavior," Appl. Opt. 22, 1462-1473 (1983)

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