Very low bit-rate target-based image coding

David Giguet, Lina Karam, Glen P. Abousleman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


This paper presents a target-based image coding system for very low bit rate, intelligent image coding and transmission. The proposed image coder is a wavelet object-based coder in which the identified more relevant regions are coded with higher fidelity than the other less relevant image components. For this purpose, a scalable, multiresolution, shape representation and coding method is developed. The proposed image coder uses a trellis-coded quantizer (TCQ) and an object-based rate allocation scheme for coding the image information. Coding examples are presented to illustrate the performance of the proposed target-based image coder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
EditorsM.B. Matthews
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2001
Event35th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2001Nov 7 2001


Other35th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Very low bit-rate target-based image coding'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this