Real-time Unequal Error Protection for Distortion-Optimal Progressive Image Transmission Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2003 IEEE. For optimal progressive transmission of an embedded image code over a noisy channel, we consider an unequal error protection strategy that minimizes the average of the expected distortion over a set of intermediate rates. In contrast to previous work, we find a near-optimal solution in real-time. For a binary symmetric channel, two state-of-the-art source coders (SPIHT and JPEG200), and a rate-compatible punctured turbo coder as a channel coder, we compare our solution to the strategy that optimizes the end-to-end performance.

author list (cited authors)

  • Stankovic, V., Charfi, Y., Hamzaoui, R., & Zixiang Xiong.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Stankovic, V||Charfi, Y||Hamzaoui, R

publication date

  • January 2003