Wireless video transport using path diversity: Multiple description vs. layered coding

Yao Wang, Shivendra Panwar, Shunan Lin, Shiwen Mao

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Typical video applications may need a higher bandwidth and/or higher reliability connection than that provided by a single link in current or emerging wireless networks. We propose to employ path diversity to provide higher bandwidth and more robust end-to-end connections than that affordable by a single path. Under this transport environment, two viable strategies for video coding are multiple description coding (MDC) and layered coding (LC). MDC is more effective when the underlying application has a very stringent delay constraint and the round trip time on each path is relatively long. LC can be a good alternative when limited retransmission of the base layer is acceptable and when it is feasible to apply unequal error protection over different paths. This paper describes the general issues involved in integrating MDC/LC with multiple path transport, and compares the performances of MDC and LC, under different path conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'02) - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2002Sep 25 2002


OtherInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'02)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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