Insights Into Mobile Multimedia Communications

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D. R. Bull, David R. Bull, C. Nishan Canagarajah, Andrew R. Nix
Morgan Kaufmann, 1999 - Computers - 682 pages

Personal multimedia communication is the major growth area in engineering today with many people across the world in industry and academia working on the design of future generations of mobile radio systems and source coding methods. Before multimedia applications can be truly successful in mobile environments, many technologically demanding problems must be resolved. In order to provide the user with a suitable end-to-end service for multimedia applications, complex systems, interfaces and coding schemes need to be developed. In mobile multimedia, the air interface bandwidth requirements are likely to be dominated by the needs of one key service: video. Even with today's most aggressive compression algorithms, the needs of video exceed the bandwidth available with existing mobile connections. Although available bandwidth will increase, with the introduction of UMTS and local services based on wireless LANs (such as HiperLan), it is clear that advances in radio technology and air interface design must go hand in hand with innovations in source and channel coding.

The purpose of this book is to present an integrated view of advanced radio systems, network architectures and source coding that demonstrates the state-of-the-art as well as future directions in this rapidly developing field. The book acts as a repository of ideas, design examples, and advanced techniques for research staff, practicing engineers, and technical managers alike. Since the contributions are drawn from international experts in both academia and industry, the book should be attractive to both practicing professional engineers and researchers worldwide.

  • Written by internationa experts in academia and industry, Insights Into Mobile Multimedia Communications
  • Presents an integrated view of advanced radio systems, network architectures and source coding
  • Describes the state-of-the-art as well as indicating future directions in this rapidly developing field
  • Acts as a repository of ideas, design examples and advanced techniques for research staff, practising engineers and technical managers
  • Is unique in integrating both communication systems and multimedia source coding aspects with emphasis on the problems of mobility

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Insights into Mobile Multimedia Communication Copyright 1999 Academic Press Limited
Index 671
Advanced Speech Coding Techniques
An Overview
Scalable Image and Video Coding Algorithms
Integrated Speech and Video Coding for Mobile Audiovisual
Error Resilient Coding for Multimedia Applications
Combined Source Coding and Modulation for Mobile Multimedia
Aspects of Error Resilience for Blockbased Video Coders
Errorresilient Coding for H 263
Advanced Radio Techniques

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About the author (1999)

David Bull is the Chair in Signal Processing and Head of the Visual Information Laboratory at the University of Bristol, and Director of the Bristol Vision Institute. His research interests are focused on image and video communications and analysis for wireless, internet and broadcast applications. He has published over 450 academic papers, various articles, three books and numerous patents, many of which have been exploited commercially. He has undertaken a wide range of consultation activities for both industries and governments around the world.

Nishan Canagarajah, Ph.D., has been a lecturer in Digital Signal Processing at Bristol since March 1994. Prior to this he was employed as a Research Assistant at Bristol investigating DSP aspects of mobile radio receivers. He has a BA in engineering and a Ph.D., both from the University of Cambridge. His current research interests include image and video coding, speech processing, non-linear filtering techniques and the application of signal processing to medical electronics. He has worked closely with several companies in the fields of signal processing and image coding and has published numerous journal and conference papers in these areas. Dr. Canagarajah is actively involved in the UK VCE in Digital Broadcasting and Multimedia Technology. He is a member of IEE Professional Group E5 (Signal Processing).

Andrew Nix received his Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Bristol and has been a lecturer in Communication Systems since 1994. He has been a member of the ETSI RES10 group since 1994, participating in drafting Europe's first High Performance Radio LAN standard (HIPERLAN). He is active in the UK VCE in Mobile Communication Systems. His recent research has involved the development of new indoor and outdoor 'deterministic' propagation models for analyzing the performance of proposed radio designs. He has worked closely with several companies and has published over 50 Journal and Conference papers in these areas. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE transactions on Communications.

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