The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC Signal and Image Processing Institute USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California

Technical Report USC-IPI-530

“SEMIANNUAL TECHNICAL REPORT”

by William K. Pratt

March 31, 1974

This Technical report summarizes the image processing research activities performed by the University of Southern California during the period of 1 September 1973 to 28 February 1974 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. Five 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 Data Extraction Projects: the recognition of objects within pictures and quantitative measurement of image features; (4) Image Analysis Projects, the development of quantitative measures of image quality and analytic representation; (5) Image Processing Support Projects, development of image processing hardware and software support systems.

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