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Analysis of IEEE 802.11N-like transmission techniques with and without prior CSI for video applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)VI-493 - VI-496
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE International Conference on Image Processing
StatePublished - Sep 2007
EventInternational Conference on Image Processing - San Antonio, TX, United States


Previous research into MIMO systems has focused little on optimisation for video transmission. In terms of multimedia transmission, spatial multiplexing (SM) is commonly proposed as the most suitable MIMO technique. Most SM-based video transport schemes look to exploit the multiplexing gain, which comes at the expense of a relatively high SNR, unless the channel state is known at the transmitter. Space-time block coding (STBC) is an attractive technique that does not provide the mapping flexibility of SM techniques, but does dramatically reduce the packet-error rate. This paper compares these techniques in terms of decoded video quality through simulations based on practical transmission scenarios. The use of multiple-description coding (MDC) is further proposed to provide a new class of wireless video transmission algorithms.

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Name and Venue of Conference: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2007 (ICIP 2007), San Antonio, Texas Rose publication type: Conference contribution Terms of use: Copyright © 2007 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2007 (ICIP 2007). 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

  • multimedia communication, MIMO systems, video mapping, error-resilient video coding, multiple-description coding (MDC)


International Conference on Image Processing

Duration1 Sep 2007 → …
CitySan Antonio, TX
CountryUnited States

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