Accession Number : ADA235112

Title :   OSIRRUS: Oceanic Symbolic Image Representation, Recognition and Understanding Software.

Descriptive Note : Final rept, Aug 80-Nov 90,

Corporate Author : CONSULTANTS CHOICE INC ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s) : Atkinson, Lee A.

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Symbolic contours representing isotherms are used for shape and feature analysis of infrared oceanic satellite imagery. Techniques for detecting and analyzing oceanic thermal structures are presented. An effective image-processing technique called Image Modulation expedites time-consuming symbolic processing. Eddy-rings are successfully shape-recognized and false alarms are rule-discriminated. Verified eddy-rings are provided with a feature suite analysis useful for an automated image analysis work-station. Potential applications include Gulf Stream detection, symbolic image classification, image repair, and signal protection.

Descriptors :   CLASSIFICATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONSUMPTION, CONTOURS, DETECTION, FALSE ALARMS, GULF STREAM, IMAGE PROCESSING, IMAGES, INFRARED IMAGES, MODULATION, OCEANS, PROCESSING, PROTECTION, REPAIR, SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY, SIGNALS, STRUCTURES, SYMBOLS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, TIME.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE