Transmission of multiple description codes over wireless channels using channel balancing

Ming Kang*, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Multiple description coding (MDC) is an error-resilient scheme for transmission over packet erasure channels. In this paper, we propose a channel-balancing scheme for the transmission of an MDC source over time-varying channels, such as wireless links. We consider a system in which there are more subchannels than the number of descriptions and the transmission rate is adapted to the channel variation. The proposed balancing scheme is based on the polynomial-time set-partitioning algorithm using the differencing method. It is shown that the proposed scheme results in a low-delay and high-throughput transmission, which is desirable for real-time multimedia content delivery over wireless channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2070-2075
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005


  • Fading channels
  • Multimedia
  • Multiple description codes
  • Set partitioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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