Joint unequal loss protection and LT coding for layer-coded media delivery

Haifeng Lu, Jianfei Cai, Chuan Heng Foh

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Rateless codes such as LT codes have become more and more popular due to their abilities to handle varying channel conditions without much feedback. However, rateless codes have the drawback of unable to provide intermediate outputs when delivering layer-coded media content. Although some methods have been proposed to produce intermediate outputs based on adjusting the distribution of LT codes, they are typically content-dependent and unable to guarantee that a more important layer can always be decoded before the decoding of a less important layer. In this paper, we propose a simple joint unequal loss protection (ULP) and LT coding (ULP-LT) scheme for layered media delivery, where different numbers of FEC are allocated to different layers to guarantee the priority and LT codes are used to deal with varying channel conditions. Simulation results show that with a small amount of overhead allocated to ULP, the ULP-LT scheme can produce good intermediate performance while still enjoying the nice features provided by LT codes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2010 - Miami, United States of America
Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010
Conference number: 53 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2010
Abbreviated titleIEEE GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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