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Open Access Research Article

Adaptive UEP and Packet Size Assignment for Scalable Video Transmission over Burst-Error Channels

Chen-Wei Lee1*, Chu-Sing Yang1 and Yih-Ching Su2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan

2 Department of Information Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 840, Taiwan

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EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2006, 2006:010131  doi:10.1155/ASP/2006/10131


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Received:28 February 2005
Revisions received:14 August 2005
Accepted:12 September 2005
Published:8 February 2006

© 2006 Lee et al.

This work proposes an adaptive unequal error protection (UEP) and packet size assignment scheme for scalable video transmission over a burst-error channel. An analytic model is developed to evaluate the impact of channel bit error rate on the quality of streaming scalable video. A video transmission scheme, which combines the adaptive assignment of packet size with unequal error protection to increase the end-to-end video quality, is proposed. Several distinct scalable video transmission schemes over burst-error channel have been compared, and the simulation results reveal that the proposed transmission schemes can react to varying channel conditions with less and smoother quality degradation.

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