An end-to-end embedded approach for digital video multicast/broadcast over CDMA cellular networks

Yee Sin Chan, James W. Modestino

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We investigate multicast/broadcast of digital video over spread-spectrum CDMA cellular networks, a platform targeted at various kinds of multimedia services. In particular, we propose an end-to-end embedded transmission scheme which combines a scalable video source coder, adaptive power allocation, adaptive channel coding and an embedded multiresolution modulation strategy to simultaneously deliver a basic quality-of-service (QoS) to less capable receivers and an enhanced QoS for more capable receivers. We demonstrate the efficacy of this approach using the ITU-T H.263+ video source coder, although the approach is generally applicable to other scalable source coding schemes as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-171
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5150 I
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventVisual Communications and Image Processing 2003 - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: Jul 8 2003Jul 11 2003


  • Adaptive modulation and coding
  • CDMA
  • Cross-layer
  • Embedded transmission
  • H.263+
  • Joint source coding-power control
  • Joint source-channel coding
  • Multicast/broadcast
  • Turbo codes
  • Wireless video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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