Analyzing video compression for transporting over wireless fading channels
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Wireless video communication is becoming increasingly popular these days with new applications such as TV on mobile and video phones. Commercial success of these applications requires superior video quality at the receiver. So it is imperative to analyze the effect of a wireless channel on a video transmission. The aim of this research is to analyze the video transmission over Rayleigh fading channels for various bit error rates (BER), signal to noise ratios (Eb/N0) and Doppler rates, and to suggest which source coding scheme is best at which BER, Eb/N0 and Doppler rates. Alternative schemes such as hybrid (digital/analog) schemes were considered and their performances were compared with pure digital communication. It is also shown that the combination of digital and analog video communication does not yield any better performance compared to pure digital video communication.