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Title: Mobile Audiovisual Terminal: System Design and Subjective Testing in DECT and UMTS networks
Authors: Gill, D
Cosmas, J
Pearmain, A
Keywords: DECT;UMTS;Sujective testing;AV Services
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: IEEE*
Citation: D.Gill, J.P.Cosmas, A.J.Pearmain “Mobile Audiovisual Terminal: System Design and Subjective Testing in DECT and UMTS networks” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,Vol. 49, No. 4, July 2000, pp. 1378-1391, ISSN 0018-9545
Series/Report no.: Transactions on Vehicular Technology;
Abstract: It is anticipated that there will shortly be a requirement for multimedia terminals that operate via mobile communications systems. This paper presents a functional specification for such a terminal operating at 32 kb/s in a digital European cordless telecommunications (DECT) and universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) radio network. A terminal has been built, based on a PC with digital signal processor (DSP) boards for audio and video coding and decoding. Speech coding is by a phonetically driven code-excited linear prediction (CELP) speech coder and video coding by a block-oriented hybrid discrete cosine transform (DCT) coder. Separate channel coding is provided for the audio and video data. The paper describes the techniques used for audio and video coding, channel coding, and synchronization. Methods of subjective testing in a DECT network and in a UMTS network are also described. These consisted of subjective tests of first impressions of the mobile audio–visual terminal (MAVT) quality, interactive tests, and the completion of an exit questionnaire. The test results showed that the quality of the audio was sufficiently good for comprehension and the video was sufficiently good for following and repeating simple mechanical tasks. However, the quality of the MAVT was not good enough for general use where high-quality audio and video was needed, especially when transmission was in a noisy radio environment.
ISSN: 0018-9545
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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