Transmission of video over time-varying wireless communication channels can benefit from the use of joint source-channel (JSC) coding methods. In this paper, we survey relevant research in JSC code design and discuss how this work can be used for video compression and transmission. A main focus is the use of estimation-based techniques to take advantage of the residual redundancy present at the output of the source encoder. As noted in recent work, the combination of the source encoder and channel can often be modeled as a hidden Markov model. This statistical framework is the basis for state estimation and minimum mean-square error estimation procedures for JSC decoding, and it can also be used to develop channel state and channel parameter estimation methods. We discuss these approaches, along with work that also incorporates modulation, channel coding, and rate allocation within the JSC design. The integration of these methods into video compression standards is considered.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering