A component based multirate image transmission scheme over wireless sensor networks

Wei Wang, Dongming Peng, Honggang Wang, Hamid Sharif

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Due to resource constraints, digital image transmission is a significant challenge to the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) using image sensors. Wavelet based compression provides coefficient information with different importance levels for image reconstruction, which are desirable for multirate transmission over WSN with energy efficiency. In this paper, we propose a novel multirate image transmission approach, Image Component Multirate Transmission (ICMT), over WSN by applying different reliable levels of transmission adaptive to various components within the compressed image bit stream. Simulation results show that the proposed schemes achieve high energy efficiency in WSN while enhancing the image transmission quality considerably on noisy channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-731
Number of pages9
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007



  • Discrete wavelet transform
  • Multirate image processing
  • Unequal error protection
  • Wireless Sensor Network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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