20 September 2007 Ultraspectral sounder data compression using the Tunstall coding
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In an error-prone environment the compression of ultraspectral sounder data is vulnerable to error propagation. The Tungstall coding is a variable-to-fixed length code which compresses data by mapping a variable number of source symbols to a fixed number of codewords. It avoids the resynchronization difficulty encountered in fixed-to-variable length codes such as Huffman coding and arithmetic coding. This paper explores the use of the Tungstall coding in reducing the error propagation for ultraspectral sounder data compression. The results show that our Tunstall approach has a favorable compression ratio compared with JPEG-2000, 3D SPIHT, JPEG-LS, CALIC and CCSDS IDC 5/3. It also has less error propagation compared with JPEG-2000.
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Shih-Chieh Wei, Bormin Huang, Lingjia Gu, "Ultraspectral sounder data compression using the Tunstall coding", Proc. SPIE 6683, Satellite Data Compression, Communications, and Archiving III, 66830G (20 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740341; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.740341

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