Pre-processing SAR image stream to facilitate compression for transport on bandwidth-limited-link

Patent Number: 9,146,312
Issued: 9/29/2015
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Abstract: Pre-processing is applied to a raw VideoSAR (or similar near-video rate) product to transform the image frame sequence into a product that resembles more closely the type of product for which conventional video codecs are designed, while sufficiently maintaining utility and visual quality of the product delivered by the codec.
Filed: 5/25/2011
Application Number: 13/115,654
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.