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Optimal power allocation and joint source-channel coding for wireless DS-CDMA visual sensor networks
Author(s): Katerina Pandremmenou; Lisimachos P. Kondi; Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a scheme for the optimal allocation of power, source coding rate, and channel coding rate for each of the nodes of a wireless Direct Sequence Code Division Multiple Access (DS-CDMA) visual sensor network. The optimization is quality-driven, i.e. the received quality of the video that is transmitted by the nodes is optimized. The scheme takes into account the fact that the sensor nodes may be imaging scenes with varying levels of motion. Nodes that image low-motion scenes will require a lower source coding rate, so they will be able to allocate a greater portion of the total available bit rate to channel coding. Stronger channel coding will mean that such nodes will be able to transmit at lower power. This will both increase battery life and reduce interference to other nodes. Two optimization criteria are considered. One that minimizes the average video distortion of the nodes and one that minimizes the maximum distortion among the nodes. The transmission powers are allowed to take continuous values, whereas the source and channel coding rates can assume only discrete values. Thus, the resulting optimization problem lies in the field of mixed-integer optimization tasks and is solved using Particle Swarm Optimization. Our experimental results show the importance of considering the characteristics of the video sequences when determining the transmission power, source coding rate and channel coding rate for the nodes of the visual sensor network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7882, Visual Information Processing and Communication II, 788206 (31 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872415
Show Author Affiliations
Katerina Pandremmenou, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
Lisimachos P. Kondi, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7882:
Visual Information Processing and Communication II
Amir Said; Onur G. Guleryuz; Robert L. Stevenson, Editor(s)

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