Unequal error protection scheme based hierarchical 16-QAM for 3-D video transmission

Alajel, Khalid Mohamed and Xiang, Wei and Wang, Yafeng (2012) Unequal error protection scheme based hierarchical 16-QAM for 3-D video transmission. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 58 (3). pp. 731-738. ISSN 0098-3063


In this paper, an unequal error protection (UEP) scheme based on hierarchical quadrature amplitude modulation (HQAM) for three-dimensional (3-D) video transmission is proposed. The proposed scheme exploits unique characteristics of the color plus depth map stereoscopic video, where the color sequence has a more significant impact on the reconstructed video quality. The UEP scheme assigns more protection to the color sequence than the depth map so as to achieve high quality 3-D video. Different levels of protection are assigned through hierarchical 16-QAM. The color data with high priority (HP) are mapped onto the most significant bits (MSBs) of the 16-QAM constellation points and the depth map with low priority (LP) are mapped onto the less significant bits (LSBs). Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed UEP scheme outperforms the conventional equal error protection (EEP) schemes by up to 5 dB in terms of the received left and right views quality.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 23:04
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 06:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3-D video transmission; depth image based rendering; HQAM; UEP
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100509 Video Communications
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/TCE.2012.6311311
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22168

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