Optoelectronics Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 384–390 | Cite as

Scaling-based energy-quality multilevel control for aerial imagery

  • Xiao-Hui Gong (宫晓蕙)
  • Hao Liu (刘浩)Email author
  • Jia-Tong Sun (孙嘉曈)
  • Xin-Sheng Zhang (张鑫生)
  • Xiao-Fan Sun (孙晓帆)


This paper designs an energy-quality multilevel framework for the coding and transmission of aerial images, and then introduces a scaling-based intra encoder with flexible sampling factor (SF) and quantization parameter (QP). By experimentally investigating how different coding configurations affect the complexity-rate-quality characteristics of aerial images, this paper derives a configuration estimation model between energy-quality level and appropriate (SF, QP) configuration. By utilizing the model, a bivariate control scheme is proposed so as to progressively adjust sender’s energy consumption under quality constraints. The experimental results show that the proposed scheme can achieve better energy-quality tradeoff with a wider quality range, and reduce the energy consumption above a certain quality.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao-Hui Gong (宫晓蕙)
    • 1
  • Hao Liu (刘浩)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jia-Tong Sun (孙嘉曈)
    • 1
  • Xin-Sheng Zhang (张鑫生)
    • 1
  • Xiao-Fan Sun (孙晓帆)
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information Science and TechnologyDonghua UniversityShanghaiChina

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