Optimal Audio Transmission Over Wireless Tandem Channels
Source: University of California
In this paper, the authors propose a statistical optimization framework for transmitting audio sequences over wireless links. Their proposed framework protects audio frames against both temporally correlated random bit errors introduced by a fading channel and packet erasures caused by network buffering. Forming a two-dimensional grid of symbols, their framework forms horizontal packets that are compensated only vertically against both types of errors. The utilized one-dimensional error correction coding scheme of their framework assigns parity bits according to the perceptual importance of frames such that the Segmented SNR of a received audio sequence is maximized. In addition, the proposed framework suggests an effective way of reducing the packetization overhead of small audio frames.