Optimal quantization in non-orthogonal subband coders

Rajeev Gandhi and Sanjit K. Mitra
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA93106
rajeev [at] iplab.ece.ucsb.edu, mitra [at] ece.ucsb.edu


It is well known that mean square error(MSE) is not preserved under non-orthogonal transformations. This poses a significant challenge to quantize the subband signals in coders that involve non-orthogonal filter banks, since nearest neighbor(NN) encoding rule can no longer be applied to quantized the coefficients. In this paper, we develop techniques for optimal quantization of the subband coefficients based quantization approach is proposed. The complexity of this approach is shown to increase exponentially with the length of the signal. next, a reduced complexity solution in the form of a trellis-based search is proposed. Simulation results indicate appreciable SNR gains over standard coding techniques for non-orthogonal filter banks.
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R. Gandhi and S. K. Mitra,
Asilomar Conference on Circuits, Systems, and Computers, pp. 1188-1192, Pacific Grove, CA, Oct. 1999.
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