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The challenge of image interpolation is to preserve spatial details. We propose a soft-decision interpolation technique that estimates missing pixels in groups rather than one at a time. The new technique learns and adapts to varying scene structures using a 2-D piecewise autoregressive model. The model parameters are estimated in a moving window in the(More)
For the new signal acquisition methodology of compressive sensing (CS) a challenge is to find a space in which the signal is sparse and hence recoverable faithfully. Given the nonstationarity of many natural signals such as images, the sparse space is varying in time or spatial domain. As such, CS recovery should be conducted in locally adaptive,(More)
Recently, many researchers started to challenge a long-standing practice of digital photography: oversampling followed by compression and pursuing more intelligent sparse sampling techniques. In this paper, we propose a practical approach of uniform down sampling in image space and yet making the sampling adaptive by spatially varying, directional low-pass(More)
Considering that quincunx lattice is a more efficient spatial sampling scheme than square lattice, we investigate a new approach of image coding for quincunx sample arrangement. The key findings are: 1) adaptive directional lifting is particularly suited to decorrelate samples on quincunx lattice, and 2) quincunx samples can be processed by a 2D piecewise(More)
We propose a new non-linear approach of high order context to image interpolation. A global texture orientation map is generated by directional Gabor filters to estimate the edge directions in subpixel precision. The interpolation direction is further refined by a kernel Fisher discriminant that exploits prior knowledge gained from a training set.(More)
In compressive sensing (CS), a challenge is to find a space in which the signal is sparse and, hence, faithfully recoverable. Since many natural signals such as images have locally varying statistics, the sparse space varies in time/spatial domain. As such, CS recovery should be conducted in locally adaptive signal-dependent spaces to counter the fact that(More)
—A digital control electronic ballast for the metal halide lamp is proposed based on the low-frequency square wave, and a comprehensive control strategy is employed for the zero-voltage-switching quasi-square-wave dual buck converter. To achieve the self-adaptive zero-voltage-switching control, the digital control method is used, which greatly reduces the(More)
H.264 SVC extension, as the state of art scalable video coding standard, can offer a single code stream to serve diverse communication bandwidths and display resolutions. However, the rate-distortion performance of H.264 SVC is still inferior to the non-scalable H.264 AVC. To reduce the performance gap between H.264 SVC and H.264 AVC, we propose a(More)