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My Digital Image / Signal Processing Library

Copyright 2016, 2018 by Richard J. Ballard -- All Rights Reserved.

This library spans a comprehensive curriculum in digital image / signal processing. These texts are not recent, but their theory is sound and long-lived. Many products that formerly required custom-designed high speed hardware now can be implemented in software on commercial off-the-shelf microprocessors: multicore CPU chips offer affordable SIMD / MIMD parallelism opportunities; and some commercially-available graphics cards qualify as massively parallel processors. I remain skeptical about the practical value of so-called machine intelligence (different from alphanumeric brute force data mining).

Linear Control Systems
by James L. Melsa and Donald G. Schultz

Introduction to linear control systems and the concept of a sufficient set of state variables.

Computer Programs for Computational Assistance in the Study of Linear Control Theory
by James L. Melsa

c1970 softcover book containing 129 pages of FORTRAN-coded programs solving linear control theory common problems.

Methods of Signal and System Analysis
by George R. Cooper and Clare D. McGillem

Introduction to signal representation, processing and analysis.

Electric Networks: functions, filters, analysis
by Henry Ruston and Joseph Bordogna

A comprehensive discussion of filter mathematics and analog filter design.

Information Transmission, Modulation, and Noise
by Mischa Schwartz

Introduction to signal transmission and detection in noisy environments.

Engineering formulas (5th Edition)
by Kurt Gieck

A collection of formulae and mathematics utilized throughout engineering disciplines.

Communications System Design
by Philip F. Panter

Communications system design guidelines and considerations.

Transmission Systems for Communications, Fourth Edition
by Bell Telephone Laboratories staff

Communications system design guidelines and considerations.

An Introduction to Probability and Stochastic Processes
by James L. Melsa and Andrew P. Sage

Introduction to stochastic process theory.

Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, Part I
by H. L. Van Trees

The classic text for linear signal detectors, estimators and discriminators.

Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, Part II: Nonlinear Modulation Theory
by H. L. Van Trees

The classic text for nonlinear signal detectors, estimators and discriminators.

Random Point Processes
by Donald L. Snyder

[Prepublication manuscript] This text discusses the mathematics of Poisson finite-memory random point processes.

Switching and Finite Automata Theory
by Zvi Kohavi

Introduction to finite state machines (e.g., digital descriminator logic design).

Principles of Operations Research, Second Edition
by Harvey M. Wagner

Readable treatment of Operations Research fundamental concepts.

Introduction to Linear and Non-linear Programming
by David G. Luenburger

Introduction to optimal estimation.

Observations and Least Squares
by Edward M. Mikhail with contributions by F. Ackermann

Comprehensive and readable treatment of optimal estimation.

An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications (Volume I, Second Edition)
by William Fuller

Rigorous treatment of stochastic process theory.

Queueing Systems -- Volume I: Theory
by Leonard Kleinrock

Queueing systems are appropriate models for operating systems, MIMD digital signal processors and for sizing digital memory buffers. Somewhat replaced by simulation in our era of inexpensive computation.

Queueing Systems -- Volume II: Computer Applications
by Leonard Kleinrock

Queueing systems are appropriate models for operating systems, MIMD digital signal processors and for sizing digital memory buffers. Somewhat replaced by simulation in our era of inexpensive computation.

Digital Signal Processing
by Alan V. Oppenheim and Ronald W. Schafer

Classic text discussing one- and two-dimensional digital signal representation and processing.

Digital Signal Processing
by Lawrence R. Rabiner and Charles M. Rader (ed.)

c1972 selected papers in digital filtering, the FFT and the effects of finite-word-length computation. (64-bit register length microprocessors somewhat solve this problem.)

Selected Papers in Digital Signal Processing, II
edited by the Digital Signal Processing Committee, IEEE Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society

c1976 selected papers in one- and two-dimensional digital signal processing, and fast algorithm realizations.

Programs for Digital Signal Processing
edited by the Digital Signal Processing Committee, IEEE Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society

c1979 FORTRAN source code listings for well-known digital signal processing algorithms.

Digital Image Processing
by Kenneth R. Castleman, Jr.

A readable introduction to digital image processing.

Digital Image Processing
by William K. Pratt

Mathematically-rigorous treatment of digital image processing.

Computer Methods in Image Analysis
edited by J. K. Aggarwal, R. O. Duda and Azriel Rosenfeld

c1977 description of image analysis algorithms. Illustrates questionable value of some results.

Machine Recognition of Patterns
edited by Ashok K. Agrawala

c1977 description of pattern recognition algorithms. Illustrates questionable value of some results.

Digital Image Processing for Remote Sensing
by Ralph Bernstein (ed.)

c1978 selected papers discussing remotely-sensed image processing and analysis.

Digital Image Processing and Analysis: Volume 1 -- Digital Image Processing
by Rama Chellappa and Alexander A. Sawchuk

c1985 selected papers discussing digital image transforms, models, compression, enhancement and restoration. Illustrates questionable value of some results.

Digital Image Processing and Analysis: Volume 2 -- Digital Image Analysis
by Rama Chellappa and Alexander A. Sawchuk

c1985 selected papers discussing feature and shape extraction, region analysis, image sequence analysis and computer vision. Illustrates questionable value of some results.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
by Philip C. Jackson, Jr.

A readable introduction to artificial intelligence.

Robot Vision
by Berthold Klaus Paul Horn

Use of binocular imagery and artificial intelligence in robotics.

Multidimensional Systems: Theory and Application (2nd edition)
edited by N. K. Bose

c1979 synergistic processing of signals from multiple sources.

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