Error-robust video coding with channel-optimized trellis-coded quantization

Z. Liu, G. P. Abousleman, Lina Karam

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This paper presents a low bit rate error-resilient channel-optimized coder for the transmission of video over the binary symmetric channel. The proposed coder uses a channel-optimized trellis-coded quantization (COTCQ) stage that is designed to optimize the video coding based on the channel characteristics. The resilience to channel errors is obtained by optimizing the coder performance only at the level of the source encoder, with no explicit use of channel coding for error protection. Additionally, due to the novel adaptive nature of the coder, the need for entropy coding and motion compensation is eliminated. Simulation results show that our coder provides outstanding quantitative and subjective coding performance for a wide variety of bit error rates, without the use of error concealment techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2000
Event34th Asilomar Conference - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2000Nov 1 2000


Other34th Asilomar Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA


  • Video compression
  • Video processing
  • Wireless communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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