A few friends and I are working on this electronic design project, and I
am hoping that somebody can lend me a hand.
We are trying to simulate a fax transmitter/receiver by:
1. scanning in an image via a video camera
2. encode the image using some algorithm
3. transmit the data serially (maybe via modem) to somewhere else
4. decode the image
5. display the image on some output device
and I am not sure what kind of encoding/decoding algorithm is available
and what I should be considering. I think fax machines use a Huffman
encoding? Also, I've heard about a CCITT encoding scheme for graphics.
I am wondering if anybody know where to find sources detailing these
algorithms and/or if anybody could recommend some other algorithm.
The image is most likely black and white (maybe grayscale)...
Thanks in advance!