A combined source-channel coding approach is described for the encoding, transmission, and remote reconstruction of image data. The transmission medium considered is that of a fading dispersive communications channel. Both Rician fading and Rayleigh fading channel models are considered. The image source encoder employs two-dimensional (2-D) differential pulse code modulation (DPCM). This is a relatively efficient encoding scheme in the absence of channel errors. In the presence of fading, however, the performance degrades rapidly. By providing error control protection to those encoded bits which contribute most significantly to image reconstruction, it is possible to minimize this degradation without sacrificing transmission bandwidth. Several modulation techniques are employed in evaluation of system performance including noncoherent multiple frequency shift-keyed (MFSK) modulation.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering