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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1983
  • pp: 395–397

Radon transform and bandwidth compression

Warren E. Smith and Harrison H. Barrett  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 7, pp. 395-397 (1983)

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A bandwidth-compression scheme for two-dimensional data is presented that incorporates the Radon transform. There are three advantages to this approach: only one-dimensional operations are required, the dynamic range requirements of the compression are reduced by a filtering step associated with the inverse Radon transform, and the technique is readily adaptive to the data structure. A rectilinear object is compressed to demonstrate the algorithm.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 11, 1983
Published: July 1, 1983

Warren E. Smith and Harrison H. Barrett, "Radon transform and bandwidth compression," Opt. Lett. 8, 395-397 (1983)

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