Robust transmission based on variable-rate error control and genetic programming

Wen Jyi Hwang*, Yi Chou Chen, Ching Chong Hsu

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This letter presents a novel variable-rate error control design algorithm matched to full-search vector quantizers (VQ's) for robust transmission. In the algorithm, different locations of binary strings obtained from VQ encoders are protected by channel codes with different protection levels. The degree of protection at each location is determined by a genetic programming technique minimizing the end-to-end average distortion of transmission systems. The technique outperforms the equal error protection method. Moreover, as compared with full search algorithm for optimal unequal error protection, our technique attains comparable performance with significantly lower computational complexities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Error correction coding
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Vector quantization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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