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4G Wireless Video Communications

Book Description

A comprehensive presentation of the video communication techniques and systems, this book examines 4G wireless systems which are set to revolutionise ubiquitous multimedia communication. 4G Wireless Video Communications covers the fundamental theory and looks at systems' descriptions with a focus on digital video. It addresses the key topics associated with multimedia communication on 4G networks, including advanced video coding standards, error resilience and error concealment techniques, as well as advanced content-analysis and adaptation techniques for video communications, cross-layer design and optimization frameworks and methods. It also provides a high-level overview of the digital video compression standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 that is expected to play a key role in 4G networks.

Material is presented logically allowing readers to turn directly to specific points of interest. The first half of the book covers fundamental theory and systems, while the second half moves onto advanced techniques and applications. This book is a timely reflection of the latest advances in video communications for 4G wireless systems.

  • One of the first books to study the latest video communications developments for emerging 4G wireless systems

  • Considers challenges and techniques in video delivery over 4G wireless systems

  • Examines system architecture, key techniques and related standards of advanced wireless multimedia applications

  • Written from both the perspective of industry and academia

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. Video Meets 4G Wireless
    2. Intended Audience
    3. Organization of the book
    4. Acknowledgements
  8. About the Authors
  9. About the Series Editors
  10. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Why 4G?
    2. 1.2 4G Status and Key Technologies
    3. 1.3 Video Over Wireless
    4. 1.4 Challenges and Opportunities for 4G Wireless Video
    5. References
  11. Chapter 2: Wireless Communications and Networking
    1. 2.1 Characteristics and Modeling of Wireless Channels
    2. 2.2 Adaptive Modulation and Coding
    3. 2.3 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    4. 2.4 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Systems
    5. 2.5 Cross-Layer Design of AMC and HARQ
    6. 2.6 Wireless Networking
    7. 2.7 Summary
    8. References
  12. Chapter 3: Video Coding and Communications
    1. 3.1 Digital Video Compression – Why and How Much?
    2. 3.2 Basics
    3. 3.3 Information Theory
    4. 3.4 Encoder Architectures
    5. 3.5 Wavelet-Based Video Compression
    6. References
  13. Chapter 4: 4G Wireless Communications and Networking
    1. 4.1 IMT-Advanced and 4G
    2. 4.2 LTE
    3. 4.3 WIMAX-IEEE 802.16m
    4. 4.4 3GPP2 UMB
    5. Acknowledgements
    6. References
  14. Chapter 5: Advanced Video Coding (AVC)/H.264 Standard
    1. 5.1 Digital Video Compression Standards
    2. 5.2 AVC/H.264 Coding Algorithm
    3. References
  15. Chapter 6: Content Analysis for Communications
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Content Analysis
    3. 6.3 Content-Based Video Representation
    4. 6.4 Content-Based Video Coding and Communications
    5. 6.5 Content Description and Management
    6. References
  16. Chapter 7: Video Error Resilience and Error Concealment
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Error Resilience
    3. 7.3 Channel Coding
    4. 7.4 Error Concealment
    5. 7.5 Error Resilience Features of H.264/AVC
    6. References
  17. Chapter 8: Cross-Layer Optimized Video Delivery over 4G Wireless Networks
    1. 8.1 Why Cross-Layer Design?
    2. 8.2 Quality-Driven Cross-Layer Framework
    3. 8.3 Application Layer
    4. 8.4 Rate Control at the Transport Layer
    5. 8.5 Routing at the Network Layer
    6. 8.6 Content-Aware Real-Time Video Streaming
    7. 8.7 Cross-Layer Optimization for Video Summary Transmission
    8. 8.8 Conclusions
    9. References
  18. Chapter 9: Content-based Video Communications
    1. 9.1 Network-Adaptive Video Object Encoding
    2. 9.2 Joint Source Coding and Unequal Error Protection
    3. 9.3 Joint Source-Channel Coding with Utilization of Data Hiding
    4. References
  19. Chapter 10: AVC/H.264 Application – Digital TV
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Random Access
    3. 10.3 Bitstream Splicing
    4. 10.4 Trick Modes
    5. 10.5 Carriage of AVC/H.264 Over MPEG-2 Systems
    6. References
  20. Chapter 11: Interactive Video Communications
    1. 11.1 Video Conferencing and Telephony
    2. 11.2 Region-of-Interest Video Communications
    3. References
  21. Chapter 12: Wireless Video Streaming
    1. 12.1 Introduction
    2. 12.2 Streaming System Architecture
    3. 12.3 Delay-Constrained Retransmission
    4. 12.4 Considerations for Wireless Video Streaming
    5. 12.5 P2P Video Streaming
    6. References
  22. Index