On scalable distributed coding of correlated sources

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On scalable distributed coding of correlated sources
Abstract--This paper considers the problem of scalable distributed coding of correlated sources that are communicated to a central unit, a setting typically encountered in sensor networks. As communication channel conditions may vary with time, it is often desirable to guarantee a base layer of coarse information during channel fades, as well as robustness to channel link (or sensor) failures. The main contribution is twofold. First, we consider the special case of multistage distributed coding, and show that naive combination of distributed coding with multistage coding yields poor rate-distortion performance, due to underlying conflicts between the objectives of these two coding methods. An appropriate system paradigm is developed, which allows such tradeoffs to be explicitly controlled. Next, we consider the unconstrained scalable distributed coding problem. Although a standard "Lloyd-style" distributed coder design algorithm is easily generalized to encompass scalable cod...
Ankur Saxena, Kenneth Rose
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Updated 22 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TSP
Authors Ankur Saxena, Kenneth Rose
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