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Insights into Mobile Multimedia Communications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121403102, 9780080508849

Insights into Mobile Multimedia Communications

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: David Bull C. Canagarajah Andrew Nix
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121403102
eBook ISBN: 9780080508849
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 8th October 1998
Page Count: 682
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Table of Contents


Part 1. Research Trends and Technical Developments

  1. Mobile Multimedia Communications--Research Trends and Technical Developments

C. I'Anson, H. Tominaga, T. Wilkinson, M. Yabusaki, D.R. Bull, A.R. Nix and C.N. Canagarajah

Part 2. Multimedia Services on Digital Cellular Networks

  1. Wireless Multimedia Using GSM Transport

John Kelliher

  1. Cellular Mobile Radio Telephones in Japan

Kenkichi Hirade

  1. Mobile Multi-service Data in TETRA PMR

Alistair Munro

  1. Multimedia Over Mobile Networks Using the H.324 Family

John Basil and Mike Whybray

  1. Enabling Future Computer Applications Using GSM Phones

G.J. Proudler

Part 3. Third Generation Mobile Multimedia Systems

  1. InfoPad: A Portable Multimedia Terminal

Brian C. Richards and Robert W. Broderson

  1. Mobile Multimedia Access for the Internet

V.J. Hardman and S. Hailes

  1. Wireless ATM: An Enabling Technology for Multimedia Personal Communication

D. Raychaudhuri

  1. From Wireless Data to Mobile Multimedia: R&D Perspectives in Europe

J. Pereira, J. Schwarz da Silva, B. Arroyo-Fernandez, B. Barani and D. Ikonomou

  1. Security in Future Mobile Media Networks

Chris J. Mitchell and Liqun Chen

Part 4. Source Coding: Speech and Audio

  1. Speech Coding for Mobile Telecommunications

C.I. Parris

  1. Advanced Speech Coding Techniques

X.Q. Sun and B.M.G. Cheetham

  1. Low-complexity Wireless Speech Communications Schemes

L. Hanzo, J.E.B. Williams and R. Steele

  1. An Intelligent Dual-mode Wireless Speech Transceiver

J.P. Woodward and L. Hanzo

  1. High-Quality Audio Coding for Mobile Multimedia Communications

M.B. Sandler, A.J. Magrath and P. Kudumakis

  1. High Quality Low Delay Wideband Speech Coding at 16 kb/s

A.W. Black and A.M. Kondoz

Part 5. Source Coding: Video and Multimedia

  1. New Trends in Very Low Bit Rate Video Coding--An Overview

T. Ebrahimi, M. Kunt, O. Egger and E. Reusens

  1. Algorithms for Low Bit Rate Video Coding

Raj Talluri

  1. A Narrowband Mobile Multimedia System

L. Hanzo, J. Streit, R.A. Salami and W. Webb

  1. Wavelet-based Video Compression at Low Bit Rates

J.H. Wilkinson

  1. Morphological Methods for Image and Video Coding: An Overview

P. Czerepinski and D.R. Bull

  1. Scalable Image and Video Coding Algorithms

S. Thillainathan, D.R. Bull and C.N. Canagarajah

  1. Integrated Speech and Video Coding for Mobile Multimedia Audiovisual Communications

F. Eryurtlu, A.H. Sadka and A.M. Kondoz

Part 6. Error Resilient Coding for Multimedia Applications

  1. Error Resilient Image and Video Coding for Wireless Communication Systems

D.W. Redmill, D.R. Bull, J.T. Chung-How and N.G. Kingsbury

  1. Combined Source Coding and Modulation for Mobile Multimedia Communication

Tor A. Ramstad

  1. Aspects of Error Resilience for Block-based Video Coders in Multimedia Communications

A.H. Sadka, F. Eryurtlu and A.M. Kondoz

  1. Error-resilient Coding for H.263

Bernd Girod, Niko Farber and Eckehard Steinbach

Part 7. Advanced Radio Techniques

  1. Propagation Aspects of Mobile Spread Spectrum Networks

Mark A. Beach, Mike P. Fitton and Chris M. Simmonds

  1. Advanced Reception Techniques for a Multipath Fading Channel

Susumu Yoshida and Hidekazu Murata

  1. Adaptive Antennas for Personal Communications Systems

George V. Tsoulos, Joe P. McGeehan and Mark A. Beach

  1. Adaptive Equalisation Methods for Next Generation Radio Systems

R. Perry, A.R. Nix and D.R. Bull

  1. Orthogonal Multi-rate DS-CDMA for Multimedia Mobile/Personal Radio

F. Adachi, K. Ohno, M. Sawahashi and A. Higashi

  1. Performance and Capacity of a Voice/Data CDMA System with Variable Bit Rate Sources

Narayan B. Mandayam, Jack Holtzman and Sergio Barberis

  1. Software Radio Design for Next Generation Radio Systems

Peter B. Kenington

Part 8. Wireless LAN Technology for Future Multimedia Services

  1. High-performance Wireless LAN Developments for Future Multimedia Communications

Andrew R. Nix, Mark A. Beach, Cengiz Evci, M. Umehira and Masaharu Araki

  1. HIPERLAN--An Air Interface Designed for Multimedia

Tim Wilkinson

  1. The IrDA Platform

Stuart Williams and Iain Millar

  1. Analysis of Antennas and Propagation for 60 GHz Indoor Wireless Networks

M. Williamson, G. Athanasiadou, A. Nix and T. Wilkinson

  1. The Design of a Handover Protocol for Multimedia Wireless ATM LANs

C.-K. Toh

  1. A Vision of the Future Multimedia Technology

Murat Kunt



Personal multimedia communication is the major growth area in engineering today with many people across the world in industry and academia working on the design of future generations of mobile radio systems and source coding methods. Before multimedia applications can be truly successful in mobile environments, many technologically demanding problems must be resolved. In order to provide the user with a suitable end-to-end service for multimedia applications, complex systems, interfaces and coding schemes need to be developed. In mobile multimedia, the air interface bandwidth requirements are likely to be dominated by the needs of one key service: video. Even with today's most aggressive compression algorithms, the needs of video exceed the bandwidth available with existing mobile connections. Although available bandwidth will increase, with the introduction of UMTS and local services based on wireless LANs (such as HiperLan), it is clear that advances in radio technology and air interface design must go hand in hand with innovations in source and channel coding.

The purpose of this book is to present an integrated view of advanced radio systems, network architectures and source coding that demonstrates the state-of-the-art as well as future directions in this rapidly developing field. The book acts as a repository of ideas, design examples, and advanced techniques for research staff, practicing engineers, and technical managers alike. Since the contributions are drawn from international experts in both academia and industry, the book should be attractive to both practicing professional engineers and researchers worldwide.

Key Features

  • Written by internationa experts in academia and industry, Insights Into Mobile Multimedia Communications
  • Presents an integrated view of advanced radio systems, network architectures and source coding
  • Describes the state-of-the-art as well as indicating future directions in this rapidly developing field
  • Acts as a repository of ideas, design examples and advanced techniques for research staff, practising engineers and technical managers
  • Is unique in integrating both communication systems and multimedia source coding aspects with emphasis on the problems of mobility


Practicing professional engineers; academic or industrial researchers


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About the Series Volume Editors

David Bull

David Bull

Professor David R. Bull PhD, FIET, FIEEE, CEng. obtained his PhD from the University of Cardiff in 1988. He currently holds the Chair in Signal Processing at the University of Bristol where he is head of the Visual Information Laboratory and Director of Bristol Vision Institute, a group of some 150 researchers in vision science, spanning engineering, psychology, biology, medicine and the creative arts. In 1996 David helped to establish the UK DTI Virtual Centre of Excellence in Digital Broadcasting and Multimedia Technology and was one of its Directors from 1997-2000. He has also advised Government through membership of the UK Foresight Panel, DSAC and the HEFCE Research Evaluation Framework. He is also now Director of the UK Government’s new MyWorld Strength in Places programme. David has worked widely across image and video processing focused on streaming, broadcast and wireless applications. He has published over 600 academic papers, various articles and 4 books and has given numerous invited/keynote lectures and tutorials. He has also received awards including the IEE Ambrose Fleming Premium for his work on Primitive Operator Digital Filters and a best Paper Award for his work on Link Adaptation for Video Transmission. David’s work has been exploited commercially and he has acted as a consultant for companies and governments across the globe. In 2001, he co-founded ProVision Communication Technologies Ltd., who launched the world’s first robust multi-source wireless HD sender for consumer use. His recent award-winning and pioneering work on perceptual video compression using deep learning, has produced world-leading rate-quality performance.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bristol, UK

C. Canagarajah

Nishan Canagarajah, Ph.D., has been a lecturer in Digital Signal Processing at Bristol since March 1994. Prior to this he was employed as a Research Assistant at Bristol investigating DSP aspects of mobile radio receivers. He has a BA in engineering and a Ph.D., both from the University of Cambridge. His current research interests include image and video coding, speech processing, non-linear filtering techniques and the application of signal processing to medical electronics. He has worked closely with several companies in the fields of signal processing and image coding and has published numerous journal and conference papers in these areas. Dr. Canagarajah is actively involved in the UK VCE in Digital Broadcasting and Multimedia Technology. He is a member of IEE Professional Group E5 (Signal Processing).

Affiliations and Expertise

Univeristy of Bristol, U.K.

Andrew Nix

Andrew Nix received his Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Bristol and has been a lecturer in Communication Systems since 1994. He has been a member of the ETSI RES10 group since 1994, participating in drafting Europe’s first High Performance Radio LAN standard (HIPERLAN). He is active in the UK VCE in Mobile Communication Systems. His recent research has involved the development of new indoor and outdoor ‘deterministic’ propagation models for analyzing the performance of proposed radio designs. He has worked closely with several companies and has published over 50 Journal and Conference papers in these areas. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE transactions on Communications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Univeristy of Bristol, Bristol, UK