COMPRESSION OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$180,000.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
20429
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Computer & Information
34 Timbergreen Circle, Denton, TX, 76205
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Paul S. Fisher
(817) 565-2767
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The idea of automated processing of imagery has been the desire of technology since devices to collect volumes of images have been in operation. In this proposal we discuss the relative merits of automated image processing in the spatial and transform domain. We suggest that with the development of wavelets and vector quantization (VQ) used in compression, the possibility exists to use the values in the transform space to perform pattern recognition. In addition, we have combined the wavelet transform with the affine transform of fractal compression to provide a means to represent features in a rotation and magnification independent format. Once can use these transform coefficients or identifiers (in the case of VQ and fractals) to represent the components of the image. Using these values, it is possible to apply finite inductive sequences (FI) to strings of these identifiers for the purpose of pattern recognition. The FI technique is briefly explained and its application to this process is described. The proposed data structure for storage and communication is the coefficients from the transform space, whatever they turn out to be.

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