Error-resilient coding for underwater video transmission

Yang Zhang, Shahriar Negahdaripour, Qingzhong Li

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Addressing transmission errors in underwater acoustic channels is a key challenge for the real-time video communication between an autonomous underwater vehicle and a surface station. In this paper, we propose an error-resilient video compression technique based on hybrid multiple descriptions and redundant pictures to overcome impact of packet loss in underwater acoustic transmission. Video sequences are split into two descriptions with selective redundant pictures in order to achieve a balance between coding efficiency and error resiliency. Experiments with underwater video sequences are presented to assess the performance of the proposed approach under various packet loss rates, in comparison to state-of-the-art single and multiple description coding techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, OCE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015375
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event2016 OCEANS MTS/IEEE Monterey, OCE 2016 - Monterey, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2016Sep 23 2016


Other2016 OCEANS MTS/IEEE Monterey, OCE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Error resiliency
  • Multiple description coding
  • Packet loss
  • Redundant picture
  • Underwater imagery
  • Video compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering


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