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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2003
  • pp: 7023–7035

Efficient storage and transmission of ladar imagery

Joseph C. Dagher, Michael W. Marcellin, and Mark A. Neifeld  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 35, pp. 7023-7035 (2003)

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We develop novel methods for compressing volumetric imagery that has been generated by single-platform (mobile) range sensors. We exploit the correlation structure inherent in multiple views in order to improve compression efficiency. We show that, for lossless compression, three-dimensional volumes compress more efficiently than two-dimensional (2D) images by a factor of 60%. Furthermore, our error metric for lossy compression suggests that accumulating more than nine range images in one volume before compression yields as much as a 99% improvement in compression performance over 2D compression.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2003
Published: December 10, 2003

Joseph C. Dagher, Michael W. Marcellin, and Mark A. Neifeld, "Efficient storage and transmission of ladar imagery," Appl. Opt. 42, 7023-7035 (2003)

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