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  • Main Title Lossless compression of instrumentation data. Final report


  • Author: Stearns, S.D.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-11-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This is our final report on Sandia National Laboratories Laboratory- Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project 3517.070. Its purpose has been to investigate lossless compression of digital waveform and image data, particularly the types of instrumentation data generated and processed at Sandia Labs. The three-year project period ran from October 1992 through September 1995. This report begins with a descriptive overview of data compression, with and without loss, followed by a summary of the activities on the Sandia project, including research at several universities and the development of waveform compression software. Persons who participated in the project are also listed. The next part of the report contains a general discussion of the principles of lossless compression. Two basic compression stages, decorrelation and entropy coding, are described and discussed. An example of seismic data compression is included. Finally, there is a bibliography of published research. Taken together, the published papers contain the details of most of the work and accomplishments on the project. This final report is primarily an overview, without the technical details and results found in the publications listed in the bibliography.
  • Physical Description: 22 p.


  • Keyword: Compression
  • Keyword: Data Processing
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Computer Calculations
  • Keyword: Entropy
  • Keyword: Image Processing


  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96003217
  • Report No.: SAND--95-2470
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/150951
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 150951
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622396


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96003217