Publisher : Imperial College Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1860948464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De
Book Description :
This book provides the first comprehensive and easy-to-read discussion of joint source-channel encoding and decoding for source signals with continuous amplitudes. It is a state-of-the-art presentation of this exciting, thriving field of research, making pioneering contributions to the new concept of source-adaptive modulation. The book starts with the basic theory and the motivation for a joint realization of source and channel coding. Specialized chapters deal with practically relevant scenarios such as iterative source-channel decoding and its optimization for a given encoder, and also improved encoder designs by channel-adaptive quantization or source-adaptive modulation. Although Information Theory is not the main topic of the book OCo in fact, the concept of joint source-channel coding is contradictory to the classical system design motivated by a questionable practical interpretation of the separation theorem OCo this theory still provides the ultimate performance limits for any practical system, whether it uses joint source-channel coding or not. Therefore, the theoretical limits are presented in a self-contained appendix, which is a useful reference also for those not directly interested in the main topic of this book. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Introduction (98 KB). Contents: Joint Source-Channel Coding: An Overview; Joint Source-Channel Decoding; Channel-Adaptive Scaled Vector Quantization; Index Assignments for Multiple Descriptions Vector Quantizers; Source-Adaptive Modulation; Source-Adaptive Power Allocation; Appendices: Theoretical Performance Limits; Optimal Decoder for a Given Encoder; Symbol Error Probabilities for M-PSK; Derivative of the Expected Distortion for SAM. Readership: Students at advanced undergraduate and graduate level; practitioners and academics in Electrical and Communications Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science."