Robust wireless image transmission using jointly-optimized modulation and source coding

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An orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system is an effective technique for high data rate transmission over wideband multipath fading channels. A robust image transmission system is proposed, based on a Reed-Solomon (RS) coded 16-QAM OFDM scheme. This system comprises a vector quantization (VQ) source encoder with a compression rate of 16. The data is encoded using a Reed-Solomon block code and mapped onto a 16-QAM constellation. The parameters of the codebook have been optimized for 16-QAM. It is shown, through simulations, that the combination of OFDM and Reed-Solomon coding makes the system robust to errors. Results indicate that the joint optimization of source coding and QAM minimizes the visual artifacts that result from channel induced errors
Translated title of the contributionRobust Wireless Image Transmission using Jointly-Optimized Modulation and Source Coding
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 51st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2039 - 2043
ISBN (Print)0780357183
Publication statusPublished - May 2000
Event51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 1 May 2000 → …


Conference51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring)
Period1/05/00 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The financial support of the State Scholarship Foundation, Greece is gratefully acknowledged

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  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
  • OFDM


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