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This paper presents a technique for the digital watermarking of still images based on the wavelet transform. The watermark (binary image) is embedded into original image in its wavelet domain. The original unmarked image is required for watermark extraction. The method of embedding of digital watermarks in wavelet transform domain was analyzed and verified on grey scale static images.
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Transform-based coding methods are popular in data compression. In the paper, an easily implemented method is proposed for the weighting factors of the Gabor decomposition. The method is based on the least-mean- squares error (LMSE) approach. The solution of the LMSE problem shows that the weighting factors can be extracted by simple multiplication between a matrix and the vector of data. If the set Gabor functions are chosen to be independent of the test images, this matrix is constant. Images are reconstructed by multiplying the matrix of Gabor functions and the vector of weighting factors. The choise of Gabor functions in the decomposition allows that the resulting decomposition has a pyramidal structure. In the paper is proposed simple codec system for pyramidal Gabor expansion for image compression.
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This paper is focused on a problem of impulse detection in the dynamic image environments corrupted by impulse noise. Using a proposed architecture that includes an impulse detector and the median filter, the effective methods can be designed. Thus, the image points are classified into two classes such as a class of noise free samples and a class of noised image points. In the case of impulse detection the estimate is performed by a median filter whereas a noise free sample is passed on the output without the change i.e. system works as an identity filter.
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Microwave thermotherapy (MT) is an oncological treatment. At present the invasive thermometer probes are clinically used for temperature measuring during an MT. Any invasive handling of tumors is of high-risk. A new possible method of noninvasive monitoring of temperature distribution in tissue has been developed. An MT treatment of the experimentally induced pedicle-tumors of the rat was prepared. For 100 rat samples a strong correlation between the mean gray level in the ROIs in the ultrasound pictures and the invasively measured temperature in the range 37-44 °C was found. The correlation coefficient of the mean gray level and the invasively measured temperature is 0.96a0.05. A system for representation of changes of spatial temperature distribution of the whole tumor during MT is presented.
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This paper presents an investigation of deterministic chaos. The modified Colpitts oscillator is used as an example of deterministic chaos in electronic circuits. The most known quality of deterministic chaotic systems the positive Lyapunov exponent is used for investigation the chaotic Colpitts oscillator.
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