Optimal channel adaptation of scalable video over a multicarrier-based multicell environment

Jincheol Park, Hyungkeuk Lee, Sanghoon Lee, Alan C. Bovik

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To achieve seamless multimedia streaming services over wireless networks, it is important to overcome inter-cell interference (ICI), particularly in cell border regions. In this regard scalable video coding (SVC) has been actively studied due to its advantage of channel adaptation. We explore an optimal solution for maximizing the expected visual entropy over an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)-based broadband network from the perspective of cross-layer optimization. An optimization problem is parameterized by a set of source and channel parameters that are acquired along the user location over a multicell environment. A suboptimal solution is suggested using a greedy algorithm that allocates the radio resources to the scalable bitstreams as a function of their visual importance. The simulation results show that the greedy algorithm effectively resists ICI in the cell border region, while conventional nonscalable coding suffers severely because of ICI.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5235166
Pages (from-to)1062-1071
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received September 30, 2008; revised April 07, 2009. Current version published September 16, 2009. This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government (MOST) (No.R01-2007-000-11708-0). The associate editor coordinating the review of this manuscript and approving it for publication was Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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