Layered Low-Density Generator Matrix Codes for Super High Definition Scalable Video Coding System

Yoshihide TONOMURA  Daisuke SHIRAI  Takayuki NAKACHI  Tatsuya FUJII  Hitoshi KIYA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E92-A   No.3   pp.798-807
Publication Date: 2009/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E92.A.798
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Latest Advances in Fundamental Theories of Signal Processing)
LDPC codes,  LDGM codes,  layered coding,  scalable video coding,  JPEG 2000,  multicast streaming,  real time streaming,  super high definition movies,  

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In this paper, we introduce layered low-density generator matrix (Layered-LDGM) codes for super high definition (SHD) scalable video systems. The layered-LDGM codes maintain the correspondence relationship of each layer from the encoder side to the decoder side. This resulting structure supports partial decoding. Furthermore, the proposed layered-LDGM codes create highly efficient forward error correcting (FEC) data by considering the relationship between each scalable component. Therefore, the proposed layered-LDGM codes raise the probability of restoring the important components. Simulations show that the proposed layered-LDGM codes offer better error resiliency than the existing method which creates FEC data for each scalable component independently. The proposed layered-LDGM codes support partial decoding and raise the probability of restoring the base component. These characteristics are very suitable for scalable video coding systems.