Television transmission system with differential encoding of transform coefficients

P.H.N. With, de (Inventor)

Research output: PatentPatent publication


In a television transmission system for digital picture signals each picture is divided into sub-pictures of N x N picture elements for the purpose of limiting the bit rate. Each sub-picture is subjected to a two-dimensional forward transform to determine coefficients. These coefficients are converted into a series of serially occurring coefficients in which the AC coefficients in this series are arranged in such a way that the magnitude variation of these AC coefficients in the series is monotonous. The magnitudes of the AC coefficients thus arranged are subjected to a differential encoding so that the difference between the magnitudes of two successive AC coefficients is transmitted instead of the magnitude of the AC coefficients themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP0341780
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 1988


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