Network-aware Source Coding and Communication

Network-aware Source Coding and Communication

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Nima Sarshar, Xiaolin Wu, Jia Wang, Sorina Dumitrescu
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 9/8/2011
EAN 9780521888400, ISBN10: 0521888409

Hardcover, 188 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.3 cm
Language: English

An introduction to the theory and techniques for achieving high quality network communication with the best possible bandwidth economy, this book focuses on network information flow with fidelity. Covering both lossless and lossy source reconstruction, it is illustrated throughout with real-world applications, including sensor networks and multimedia communications. Practical algorithms are presented, developing novel techniques for tackling design problems in joint network-source coding via collaborative multiple description coding, progressive coding, diversity routing and network coding. With systematic introductions to the basic theories of distributed source coding, network coding and multiple description coding, this is an ideal self-contained resource for researchers and students in information theory and network theory.

1. Introduction
Part I. The Lossless Scenario
2. Lossless multicast with a single source
3. Lossless multicast of multiple uncorrelated sources
4. Lossless multicast of multiple correlated sources
Part II. The Lossy Scenario
5. Lossy source communication
an approach based on multiple-description codes
6. Solving the rainbow network flow problem
7. Continuous rainbow network flow
rainbow network flow with unbounded delay
8. Practical methods for MDC design
9. Using progressive codes for lossy source communication
10. Lossy communication of multiple correlated sources.