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Layered Video Transmission on Adaptive OFDM Wireless Systems

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20042004:968950

  • Received: 28 February 2003
  • Published:


Future wireless video transmission systems will consider orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) as the basic modulation technique due to its robustness and low complexity implementation in the presence of frequency-selective channels. Recently, adaptive bit loading techniques have been applied to OFDM showing good performance gains in cable transmission systems. In this paper a multilayer bit loading technique, based on the so called "ordered subcarrier selection algorithm," is proposed and applied to a Hiperlan2-like wireless system at 5 GHz for efficient layered multimedia transmission. Different schemes realizing unequal error protection both at coding and modulation levels are compared. The strong impact of this technique in terms of video quality is evaluated for MPEG- video transmission.

Keywords and phrases

  • OFDM
  • adaptive modulation
  • bit loading
  • UEP
  • MPEG-4

Authors’ Affiliations

IEIIT-BO/CNR, CNIT, DEIS, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna, 40136, Italy


© Dardari et al. 2004

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