Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Subbarao Wunnava

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Tadeusz Babij

Third Advisor's Name

Jean Andrian

Date of Defense

3-14-2001

Abstract

With the spread of the Internet into mainstream society, there has come a demand for the efficient transmission of multimedia information. Accompanying the drive to find more efficient ways of utilizing limited transmission bandwidth is a need to find novel ways of compressing data. This thesis proposed the utilization of transform coding compression techniques for the transmission of audio data across networks. The Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) and the Discrete Sine Transform (DST) were the primary transforms utilized. This thesis investigated the viability of utilizing individual transforms, as well as, nested modifications of these transforms for compression purposes. These techniques were compared to those already in existence. Viability was determined using objective compression measures. It was found that transform coding techniques gave a useful alternative to the techniques in existence. A voice-over-IP (VOIP) application that utilized one of the transform coding techniques was implemented.

Identifier

FI14060803

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