Date Added: Nov 2009
In this paper, the authors present an optimization framework for transmitting high quality audio sequences over error-prone wireless links. The framework introduces apparatus and technique to optimally protect a stored audio sequence transmitted over a wireless link while considering the packetization overhead of audio frames. Utilizing rate compatible punctured RS codes and dynamic programming, it identifies the optimal assignment of parity to audio frames according to their perceptual importance such that the Segmented SNR of the received audio sequence is maximized. Their framework covers two cases. In the first case, a frame grouping technique is proposed to packetize audio frames and protect them against temporarily correlated bit errors introduced by a fading wireless channel.