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Rate Efficient Wireless Image Transmission using MIMO-OFDM

By Wei Yu, Zoltan Safar and K.J. Ray Liu


In this paper, we propose a rate efficient JPEG 2000 image transmission system over hybrid wireless networks using MIMO-OFDM. The objective is to minimize the expected end-to-end distortion given the rate constraint, which is achieved by jointly adjusting source coding schemes and channel coding rates. In this system, MIMO-OFDM is used to increase the channel capacity and mitigate the inter-symbol interference, variable rate space frequency codes and Reed Solomon codes are adopted to combat the channel errors, and error resilient source coding schemes are applied to restrict the error propagation. In case network congestion may happen, packet erasure codes are used to alleviate the packet dropping. The advantages of the proposed system lie in three aspects: adaptivity, optimality, and low complexity. Based on the characteristics of the image content, the estimated channel conditions, and the distortion constraint, the proposed low-complexity joint source channel coding and rate control algorithm adjusts the coding and transmission strategies adaptively, which can approximate the optimal solution with a tight bound

Topics: Global Communication Systems
Year: 2003
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