Document Type


Date of Award

Winter 1-31-1994

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Ali N. Akansu

Second Advisor

Nirwan Ansari

Third Advisor

Zoran Siveski


A hybrid low bit-rate video codes using subbands and statistical modeling is proposed in this thesis. The redundancy within adjacent video frames is exploited by motion estimation and compensation. The Motion Compensated Frame Difference (MCFD) signals are decomposed into 7 subbands using 2-D dyadic tree structure and separable filters. Some of the subband signals are statistically modeled by using the 2-D AR(1) technique. The model parameters provide a representation of these subbands at the receiver side with a. certain level of error. The remaining subbands are compressed employing a classical waveform coding technique, namely vector quantization (VQ).

It is shown that the statistical modeling is a viable representation approach for low-correlated subbands of MCFD signal.The subbands with higher correlation are better represented with waveform coding techniques.