Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Qurban Ali Memon

Second Advisor

Mubarak Shah

Third Advisor

Dr. Hend Alqamzi


In multimedia communication and data storage, compression of data is essential to speed up the transmission rate, minimize the use of channel bandwidth, and minimize storage space. JPEG2000 is the new standard for image compression for transmission and storage. The drawback of Compression is that compressed data are more vulnerable to channel noise during transmission. Previous techniques for error concealment are classified into three groups depending on the Approach employed by the encoder and decoder: Forward Error Concealment, Error Concealment by Post Processing and Interactive Error Concealment. The objective of this thesis is to develop a Concealment methodology that has the capability of both error detection and concealment, be Compatible with the JPEG2000 standard, and guarantees minimum use of channel bandwidth.

A new methodology is developed to detect corrupted regions/coefficients in the received Images the edge information. The methodology requires transmission of edge information of wavelet coefficients of the original image along with JPEG2000 compressed image. At the receiver, the edge information of received wavelet coefficients is computed and compared with the received edge information of the original image to determine the corrupted coefficients. Three methods of concealment, each including a filter, are investigated to handle the corrupted regions/coefficients.

MATLAB™ functions are developed that simulate channel noise, image transmission Using JPEG2000 standard and the proposed methodology. The objective quality measure such as Peak-signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR), root-mean-square error (rms) and subjective quality Measure are used to evaluate processed images. The simulation results are presented to demonstrate The performance of the proposed methodology. The results are also compared with recent approaches Found in the literature. Based on performance of the proposed approach, it is claimed that the Proposed approach can be successfully used in wireless and Internet communications.

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