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Author(s) Stankovic, V., Charfi, Y., Hamzaoui, R., Xiong, Z.
Title Real-time unequal error protection of distortion-optimal progressive image transmission
Abstract 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 JPEG2000), 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.
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