A simplified SPIHT algorithm

Jun Ren Ding, Jar Ferr Yang

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Based on the SPIHT algorithms, we define two modifications to develop a simpler image coding method. The first concept is obtained from the relationship between the bit-planes and the target bit-rate. The second concept is obtained from the relationship between the initial threshold and the target bit-rate. Based on the abovementioned concepts, we can discard the refinement pass and improve the image quality at different target bit-rates. The simulation results show that in comparison with the original SPIHT algorithm, the proposed algorithm can reduce memory usage by approximately 50% and computation time by approximately 30% with an acceptable PSNR loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-719
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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