Joint Error Control and Power Allocation for Video Transmission Over CDMA Networks With Multiuser Detection Academic Article uri icon


  • Error control and power allocation for transmitting wireless video over CDMA networks are considered in conjunction with multiuser detection. We map a layered video bitstream to several CDMA fading channels and inject multiple source/parity layers into each of these channels at the transmitter. At the receiver, we employ linear minimum mean-square error (MMSE) multiuser detector in the uplink and two types of blind linear MMSE detectors, i.e., the direct-matrix-inversion blind detector and the subspace blind detector, in the downlink, for demodulating the received data. For given constraints on the available bandwidth and transmit power, the transmitter determines the optimal power allocation among different CDMA fading channels and the optimal number of source and parity packets to send that offer the best video quality. We formulate a combined optimization problem and give the optimal joint rate and power allocation for each of these three receivers. Simulation results show a performance gain of up to 3.5 dB with joint optimization over with rate optimization only.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhao, S., Xiong, Z., & Wang, X.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Zhao, Shengjie||Xiong, Zixiang||Wang, Xiaodong

publication date

  • June 2002