Inter-level Spatial Cloud Compression Algorithm

  • Pranab Kumar Das Gupta Proof and Experimental Establishment, DRDO, Chandipur
  • Sabyasachi Pattnaik Fakir Mohan University, Balasore
  • Manojranjan Nayak Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar
Keywords: Cloud compression, edge detection, distributed architecture, vector quantisation, cloud computing


Static images of colour clouds play an important role to predict weather conditions to schedule proof and trial activities, and deploying resources at firing locations and observation posts. In this paper, a new inter-level cloud compression architecture and algorithm has been presented. Distributed architecture suitable for cloud computing has been suggested to implement inter-level compression algorithm (ILCA). Different possibilities between two successive cloud images have been combined to save the images of interest for further processing, ignoring the redundant ones. Vector quantisation technique is briefly discussed to achieve high level of compression. The algorithm presented in this paper can be easily modified to store flying, floating, and moving objects in air, water, and surface, respectively with high level of compression in various defence applications.

Science Journal, Vol. 64, No. 6, November 2014, pp.536-541, DOI:

Author Biographies

Pranab Kumar Das Gupta, Proof and Experimental Establishment, DRDO, Chandipur
Dr Pranab Kumar Das Gupta, PhD, is a Scientist ‘F’ and Additional Director in PXE, Chandipur. His expertise in development, execution and implementation of projects has immensely helped his organization. He has published more than 20 papers in National and International Journals and Seminars. He has also authored four books.
Sabyasachi Pattnaik, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore
Dr Sabyasachi Pattnaik (MTech and PhD in Computer Science) is Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technology at Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha. His fields of interest are soft computing, bioinformatics and data mining. He has published 65 research articles in national and international journals, and in proceedings/conferences publications. He has also authored one book.
Manojranjan Nayak, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar
Dr Manojranjan Nayak, (MTech, PhD and DSc in Computer Science) is President and Founder of the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Professor Nayak has been an academician par excellence and is well known for his work in the field of soft computing. He has published 70 research articles in national and international journals, and in proceedings/conferences publications.
How to Cite
Gupta, P. K., Pattnaik, S., & Nayak, M. (2014). Inter-level Spatial Cloud Compression Algorithm. Defence Science Journal, 64(6), 536-541.
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