Date Added: May 2011
In spite of rapid progress in mass storage density, processor speeds, demand for image compression, data storage capacity and data transmission bandwidth continues to excel the capabilities of the available technologies. Image compression primarily aims at reducing size and space for storing the image data. Modern eye iris image compression and reconstruction procedures used by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are based upon the popular 9/7 discrete wavelet transform. In this paper, the authors have devised a new technique for eye iris image compression based on wave atoms decomposition.