Multiple Description Coding for Stationary Gaussian Sources Academic Article uri icon


  • We consider the problem of multiple description coding for stationary Gaussian sources under the squared error distortion measure. The rate region is characterized for the 2-description case. It is shown that each supporting line of the rate region is achievable with a transform lattice quantization scheme. We show the optimal coding scheme has a natural spectral domain coding interpretation, which yields a reverse water-filling solution with a frequency-dependent water level instead of the flat water level as in the conventional single description case. 2009 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, J., Tian, C., & Diggavi, S.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Chen, Jun||Tian, Chao||Diggavi, Suhas

publication date

  • January 2009