Joint source/channel coding for image transmission with JPEG2000 over memoryless channels

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The high compression efficiency and various features provided by JPEG2000 make it attractive for image transmission purposes. A novel joint source/channel coding scheme tailored for JPEG2000 is proposed in this paper to minimize the end-to-end image distortion within a given total transmission rate through memoryless channels. It provides unequal error protection by combining the forward error correction capability from channel codes and the error detection/localization functionality from JPEG2000 in an effective way. The proposed scheme generates quality scalable and error-resilient codestreams. It gives competitive performance with other existing schemes for JPEG2000 in the matched channel condition case and provides more graceful quality degradation for mismatched cases. Furthermore, both fixed-length source packets and fixed-length channel packets can be efficiently formed with the same algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1020-1032
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2005


  • Error resilient source coding
  • JPEG2000
  • Joint source/channel coding (JSCC)
  • Unequal error protection (UEP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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