Smart sensor : an on-board image processing system for real-time remote sensing

Jia You, Dapeng Zhang

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This paper presents a new approach to smart sensor system design for real-time remote sensing. A combination of techniques for image analysis and image compression is investigated. The proposed algorithms include: (1) a fractional discrimination function for image analysis, (2) a comparison of effective algorithms for image compression, (3) a pipeline architecture for parallel image classification and compression on-board satellites, and (4) a task control strategy for mapping image computing models to hardware processing elements. The efficiency and accuracy of the proposed techniques are demonstrated throughout system simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-499
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Image and Graphics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Real-time imaging
  • Remote sensing
  • Image classification
  • Discrimination function
  • Pipeline architecture


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