Joint Source-Channel Decoding
A Cross-Layer Perspective With Applications In Video Broadcasting Over Mobile and Wireless Networks
Pierre Duhamel & Michel Kieffer
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The problem addressed by this book is the efficient and reliable transmission of video over various types of networks, and in particular over mobile and wireless networks. This problem is extremely important and relevant for signal processing and communications engineers in the context of the rapid emergence of mobile multimedia and TV services. Current video compression and transmission solutions are not fully resilient to transmission impairments. There is a large demand from industry to recruit engineers with expertise in this sector, hence the importance of the problem addressed by the book for students and engineers.Based on the authors' research work and industrial contacts, this book explains the theory and practical implementation of joint source-channel decoding and cross-layer design that will enable the killer application of video and TV broadcasting over mobile networks. According to the Shosteck Group Mobile TV services are going to grow from 2,000,000 euros to 7 billion euros (conservative estimate)or 27 billion (optimistic forecast). Communications and signal processing engineers need, therefore, to understand the new technologies that will make video broadcasting a reality. This book gives them the knowledge and practical implementation details to apply this important new technology.* The first book to present joint source and channel decoding in an integrated way.* The only book to give a clear description of the problems and mathematical tools for their solution, together with practical implementation details of video broadcasting over mobile and wireless networks* Matches theory with practice: the authors have extensive research expertise in this area together with close collaboration with industry such as Thales, Alcatel-Lucent and Orange.