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In this paper, a new lossless method for real time compression of still images in the field of the artificial vision, is presented. The proposed method is based on a new focus which incorporates the simultaneous execution of the acquisition and compression process of an image. The method consists of three processes. In the first one, a linear camera captures a line which is stored in memory. In the next step, the compression process of this line is executed at the same time as the acquisition process reads the next line. The process is repeated downwards starting from the upper line of the image. The novelty and main contribution of this method is in the compression process. A new coding algorithm is formulated and developed. The proposed method guarantees a ratio of compression of 3:1 with high probability and a real time execution.
Video/Image Processing and Multimedia Communications, 2003. 4th EURASIP Conference focused on (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 2-5 July 2003