Multiple description coding with delta-sigma modulation

Ryuta Shiomi, Daiki Abe, Takahiro Yakoh

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Multiple description coding (MDC) can be applied for multipath communication to reduce the negative affect of packet loss, and it is composed of three processes: encoding, quantizing, and decoding. Encoding and decoding are well researched in MDC, but there are few researches that focus on the quantization process. Therefore, this paper focuses on the quantization process of MDC. The aim of this paper is to improve the quality of the received data, and to reduce the bit width by employing static quantization (uniform quantization) with dynamic quantizer (ΔΣ modulation). Performance evaluation was done using a block diagram input module XCos which is attached to the formula processing software Scilab. As a result of using the ΔΣ modulation, the distortion improved by 95.2% when both of the descriptions were received, and 45.3% when only one of the description was received. Also, the experimental result showed that the quantization bit width can be reduced from 8 bit to 6 bit when the ΔΣ modulation was used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINDIN 2012 - IEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial Informatics
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 6
EventIEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2012 Jul 252012 Jul 27

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)
ISSN (Print)1935-4576


OtherIEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2012


  • MDC
  • Multiple description coding
  • delta-sigma modulation
  • dynamical quantization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems


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