Abstract

Digitized records of terrain scenes were produced using a technique of photographic colorimetry. Each record consisted of three tristimulus images (X,Y, and Z) which were analyzed for their color statistics, spatial frequency content, and image correlation. Interactions between color and space were examined using a cone receptor transformation. It is shown that the scene amplitude spectra follow an approximate reciprocal variation with frequency, and that the correlation function can be described by a one-step autoregressive model. The results are discussed in terms of methods for optimum image coding in human and machine vision.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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