Summary: Robust Lossy Source Coding for
Correlated Fading Channels
A thesis submitted to the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
in conformity with the requirements for
the degree of Master of Applied Science
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Copyright c Shervin Shahidi, 2011
Most of the conventional communication systems use channel interleaving as well as
hard decision decoding in their designs, which lead to discarding channel memory and
soft-decision information. This simplification is usually done since the complexity of
handling the memory or soft-decision information is rather high.
In this work, we design two lossy joint source-channel coding (JSCC) schemes that
do not use explicit algebraic channel coding for a recently introduced channel model,
in order to take advantage of both channel memory and soft-decision information.