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Enhanced spatially interleaved DVC using diversity and selective feedback

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009 (ICASSP 2009)
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication dateApr 2009
Pages717 - 720
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424423538

Publication series

ISSN (Print)15206149


ConferenceInternational Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Period1/04/09 → …


Systems with cheap/simple/power efficient encoders but complex decoders make applications such as low cost, low power remote sensors practical. Bandwidth considerations however are still an issue and compression efficiency has to remain high. In this paper, we present a distributed video codec (DVC) that we are developing with the aim of achieving such a low power paradigm at the cost of only a small compression performance deficit relative to the current state of the art, H.264. The proposed system employs spatial interleaving of KEY and Wyner-Ziv data which allows efficient side information (SI) generation through block-based error concealment, a Gray code that increases the accuracy of bit probability estimation, and a diversity scheme that produces more reliable results by exploiting multiple SI generated data. Simulation results show an improvement of the proposed scheme over H.264 intra coding of up to 1.5 dB. We additionally propose two mechanisms for selective parity bit feedback requests that can further reduce the WZ bitrate by up to 15%

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation Sponsorship: This work was undertaken as part of EPSRC grant EP/E065538 Terms of use: Copyright © 2009 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009 (ICASSP 2009). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • DVC, video coding, multi-hypothesis


International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)

Duration1 Apr 2009 → …

Event: Conference




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