Iterative source-channel decoding for robust image transmission

Jörg Kliewer, Norbert Görtz

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In this paper we discuss the application of a joint source-channel decoding approach to image transmission over wireless channels. In addition to channel codes, also the implicit residual redundancy after source encoding in both horizontal and vertical direction is utilized for error protection. At the decoder we use an iterative ("turbo") source-channel decoder which can be obtained in the same manner as for serially concatenated channel codes. As a new result we show that this iterative decoding scheme in combination with a novel simplified joint source and channel coding rate allocation at the encoder can be successfully employed for protecting the image data, especially when the channel is highly corrupted. Furthermore, when the source correlations are approximated with a large training set at the decoder, only a small loss in performance is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)III/2173-III/2176
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 13 2002May 17 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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