Scalable low complexity coder for high resolution airborne video

Hariharan G. Lalgudi, Michael W. Marcellin, Ali Bilgin, Mariappan S. Nadar

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Real-time transmission of airborne images to a ground station is highly desirable in many telemetering applications. Such transmission is often through an error prone, time varying wireless channel, possibly under jamming conditions. Hence, a fast, efficient, scalable, and error resilient image compression scheme is vital to realize the full potential of airborne reconnaisance. JPEG2000, the current international standard for image compression, offers most of these features. However, the computational complexity of JPEG2000 limits its use in some applications. Thus, we present a scalable low complexity coder (SLCC) that possesses many desirable features of JPEG2000, yet having high throughput.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
StatePublished - 2007
Event43nd Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition - Answering Tomorrow's Telemetry Challenges, ITC/USA 2007 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2007Oct 25 2007


  • Airborne reconnaisance
  • JPEG2000
  • Low complexity
  • Scalable compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing


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