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18 January 1988 Data Compression Of Multispectral Images
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Data fusion of multispectral image data requires tech-niques that are often time-consuming while giving unclear results. Development of algorithms that integrate information in a useful way is important to improving autonomous and semi-autonomous image understanding systems. This paper presents a comparison of two data fusion methods, each of which compresses the data. One method, the Hotelling transform (Karhunen-Loeve transform), is investigated and its results compared with a less computationally intensive method using new techniques. Each algorithm is translated into the Air Force's Image Algebra, as it provides a common mathematical environment for image algorithm development, optimization, comparison, coding and performance evaluation. The translucent nature of the algebra facilitates the comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
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G. X. Ritter, J. N. Wilson, and J. L. Davidson "Data Compression Of Multispectral Images", Proc. SPIE 0829, Applications of Digital Image Processing X, (18 January 1988);

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