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Fractal image compressionFractals are geometric or data structures which do not simplify under magnification. Fractal Image Compression is a technique which associates a fractal to an image. On the one hand, the fractal can be described in terms of a few succinct rules, while on the other, the fractal contains much or all of the image information. Since the rules are described with less bits of data than the image, compression results. Data compression with fractals is an approach to reach high compression ratios for large data streams related to images. The high compression ratios are attained at a cost of large amounts of computation. Both lossless and lossy modes are supported by the technique. The technique is stable in that small errors in codes lead to small errors in image data. Applications to the NASA mission are discussed.
Document ID
19890012975
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Barnsley, Michael F. (Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Sloan, Alan D. (Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Proceedings of the Scientific Data Compression Workshop
Subject Category
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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