A JND-Based Pixel-Domain Algorithm and Hardware Architecture for Perceptual Image Coding
AbstractThis paper presents a hardware efficient pixel-domain just-noticeable difference (JND) model and its hardware architecture implemented on an FPGA. This JND model architecture is further proposed to be part of a low complexity pixel-domain perceptual image coding architecture, which is based on downsampling and predictive coding. The downsampling is performed adaptively on the input image based on regions-of-interest (ROIs) identified by measuring the downsampling distortions against the visibility thresholds given by the JND model. The coding error at any pixel location can be guaranteed to be within the corresponding JND threshold in order to obtain excellent visual quality. Experimental results show the improved accuracy of the proposed JND model in estimating visual redundancies compared with classic JND models published earlier. Compression experiments demonstrate improved rate-distortion performance and visual quality over JPEG-LS as well as reduced compressed bit rates compared with other standard codecs such as JPEG 2000 at the same peak signal-to-perceptible-noise ratio (PSPNR). FPGA synthesis results targeting a mid-range device show very moderate hardware resource requirements and over 100 Megapixel/s throughput of both the JND model and the perceptual encoder. View Full-Text
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Wang, Z.; Tran, T.-H.; Muthappa, P.K.; Simon, S. A JND-Based Pixel-Domain Algorithm and Hardware Architecture for Perceptual Image Coding. J. Imaging 2019, 5, 50.
Wang Z, Tran T-H, Muthappa PK, Simon S. A JND-Based Pixel-Domain Algorithm and Hardware Architecture for Perceptual Image Coding. Journal of Imaging. 2019; 5(5):50.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Zhe; Tran, Trung-Hieu; Muthappa, Ponnanna K.; Simon, Sven. 2019. "A JND-Based Pixel-Domain Algorithm and Hardware Architecture for Perceptual Image Coding." J. Imaging 5, no. 5: 50.
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