Semiannual Technical Report 1 March 1972 through 31 August 1972
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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The report summarizes the image processing research activities performed by the University of Southern California under contract no. 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.