Robust joint source-channel coding for image transmission over wireless channels

Jianfei Cai, Chang Wen Chen

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In this letter, we present a fixed-length robust joint source-channel coding (RJSCC) scheme for transmitting images over wireless channels. The system integrates a joint source-channel coding (JSCC) scheme with all-pass filtering source shaping to enable robust image transmission. In particular, we are able to incorporate both transition probability and bit error rate of a bursty channel model into an end-to-end rate-distortion (R-D) function to achieve an optimum tradeoff between source coding accuracy and channel error protection under a fixed transmission rate. Experimental results show that the proposed scheme can achieve not only high peak signal-to-noise ratio performance, but also excellent perceptual quality, especially when the channel mismatch occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)962-966
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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