Unequal Error Protection (UEP) Image Transmission System with Lifting Wavelet Transform (LWT) Based Reed Solomon (RS) Coded Cooperation Scheme

A. H. M. ALMAWGANI  M. F. M. SALLEH  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.9   pp.2592-2599
Publication Date: 2011/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.2592
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
image transmission,  cooperative communication,  transmission diversity,  lifting wavelet transform,  slow Raleigh fading,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents a new unequal error protection (UEP) image transmission system that incorporates a Lifting Wavelet Transform (LWT) and Reed Solomon (RS) coded cooperation scheme to increase image transmission diversity, as well as save transmission bandwidth. Having a partner to assist direct communication increases the resilience of low frequency subband data against an error-prone fading channel. Low frequency subbands are partitioned into two sets of data and transmitted using the RS coded cooperation scheme. High frequency subbands data are transmitted directly to a base station. Results show that the new UEP image transmission system using LWT based RS coded cooperation scheme achieves diversity gains of around 10 dB, with channel SNR from 10 to 20 dB, compared with the image transmission system with non-cooperative system under slow Rayleigh fading channel for all levels of LWT decomposition. In addition, the new UEP image transmission system using LWT based RS coded cooperation scheme with one level of wavelet decomposition offers around 37.5% bandwidth gain (β), compared with the system without LWT, which incurs a reduction of 3 dB in reconstructed image quality.