Patent Number: 6,298,085

Title: Source encoding using shuffling of data to provide robust error recovery in a burst error-environment

Abstract: A system and method for source coding a signal to localize transmission errors to a set of samples is disclosed. The signal comprises a plurality of signal elements (SEs) with each SE having a plurality of components. The signal is divided into a plurality of data sets with each data set having a set of SEs. Each SE component of a data set is grouped into a plurality of divisions with each SE component having a plurality of bits. The plurality of bits of the SE components are distributed from the plurality of divisions across a generated bitstream. In one embodiment, this is used in the transmission of video signals over a potentially lossy communications channel.

Inventors: Kondo; Tetsujiro (Kanagawa-Prefecture, JP), Carrig; James J. (San Jose, CA), Fujimori; Yasuhiro (Cupertino, CA), Ghosal; Sugata (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 7/64 (20060101); H04N 7/46 (20060101); G06T 9/00 (20060101); H04N 7/26 (20060101); H04N 7/68 (20060101); H04N 5/44 (20060101); H04N 5/21 (20060101); H04B 001/66 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018