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Technical Report USC-EE-425

“Semiannual Technical Report”

by William K. Pratt

August 1972

This Technical report summarizes the image processing research activities performed by the University of Southern California during the period of 1 March 1972 to 31 August 1972 under Contract No. F08606-72-C-0008 with the Advanced Research Projects Agency, Information Processing Techniques Office.

The research program, entitled, "Image Processing Research," has as its primary purpose the analysis and development of techniques and systems for efficiently generating, processing, transmitting, and displaying visual images and two dimensional data arrays. Research is oriented toward digital processing and transmission systems. Four task areas are reported on: (1) Image Coding Projects, the investigation of digital bandwidth reduction coding methods; (2) Image Enhancement and Restoration Projects: the improvement of image fidelity and presentation format; (3) Image Detection and Measurement Projects: the recognition of objects within pictures and quantitative measurement of image features; (4) Image Processing Support Projects, a description of the USC image processing facilities accessible over the ARPANET.

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