TR2016-010

Universal Encoding of Multispectral Images



We propose a new method for low-complexity compression of multispectral images. We develop on a novel approach to coding signals with side information based on recent advances in compressed sensing and universal scalar quantization. Our approach can be interpreted as a variation of quantized compressed sensing, where the most significant bits are discarded at the encoder and recovered at the decoder from the side information. The image is reconstructed using weighted total variation minimization, incorporating side information in the weights while enforcing consistency with the recovered quantized coefficient values. Our experiments validate our approach and confirm the improvements in rate-distortion performance.