Joint Transmission and Coding Scheme for High-Resolution Video Streams over Multiuser MIMO-OFDM Systems

Koji TASHIRO  Leonardo LANANTE  Masayuki KUROSAKI  Hiroshi OCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.11   pp.2304-2313
Publication Date: 2017/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Smart Multimedia & Communication Systems)
Category: Communication Systems
Keyword: 
multiuser MIMO,  E-SDM,  scalable video coding,  joint source-channel coding,  unequal power allocation,  unequal error protection,  

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Summary: 
High-resolution image and video communication in home networks is highly expected to proliferate with the spread of Wi-Fi devices and the introduction of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. This paper proposes a joint transmission and coding scheme for broadcasting high-resolution video streams over multiuser MIMO systems with an eigenbeam-space division multiplexing (E-SDM) technique. Scalable video coding makes it possible to produce the code stream comprised of multiple layers having unequal contribution to image quality. The proposed scheme jointly assigns the data of scalable code streams to subcarriers and spatial streams based on their signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) values in order to transmit visually important data with high reliability. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme surpasses the conventional unequal power allocation (UPA) approach in terms of both peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR) of received images and correct decoding probability. PSNR performance of the proposed scheme exceeds 35dB with the probability of over 95% when received SNR is higher than 6dB. The improvement in average PSNR by the proposed scheme compared to the conventional UPA comes up to approx. 20dB at received SNR of 6dB. Furthermore, correct decoding probability reaches 95% when received SNR is greater than 4dB.