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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Issue 2 • Date May 2006

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  • IEEE Transaction on Consumer Electronnics - Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 0_1
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  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Administrative Committee

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  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Officers and Committee Chairs

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  • Single-sensor camera image compression

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):299 - 307
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    This paper presents digital camera image compression solutions suitable for the use in single-sensor consumer electronic devices equipped with the Bayer color filter array (CFA). The proposed solutions code camera images available either in the CFA format or as the full-color demosaicked data, thus offering different design characteristics, performance and computational efficiency. Extensive exper... View full abstract»

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  • An automatic flicker detection method for embedded camera systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):308 - 311
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    The last few years have seen explosive growth in the market for inexpensive cameras embedded in mobile electronic systems such as cell phones. These embedded cameras often use CMOS image sensors with an electronic rolling shutter. Rolling shutter image sensors are susceptible to highly objectionable artifacts caused by flickering AC lighting fixtures. Flicker artifacts can easily be avoided if the... View full abstract»

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  • A method for extracting region of interest based on attractiveness

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):312 - 316
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    In this paper, we propose a method to extract a region including the objects of interest based on image features such as edge magnitude and color contrast. Our method differs from template or model-based top-down approaches, as it can be applied to images containing any kind of objects. We evaluated our method on arbitrary selected images and in this paper we show that results comparable to human ... View full abstract»

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  • A low complexity sign ML detector for symbol and frequency synchronization of OFDM systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):317 - 320
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    Frame and frequency synchronization for guard-interval-based orthogonal frequency multiplexing (OFDM) systems require a correlator to correlate the last Ng samples of the received OFDM symbol with their copies ahead. The straightforward implementation of this correlator results in high hardware complexity and high power consumption to perform Ng complex additions for each correlator output. In thi... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient time-domain residual ISI cancellation for OFDM-based WLAN systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):321 - 326
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    In orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems, the multipath components whose delays exceed cyclic prefix (CP) cause intersymbol interference (ISI) and intercarrier interference (ICI), which may degrade system performance severely. In this paper, we propose two novel iterative cyclicity restoration (CR) schemes to efficiently cancel these interferences for OFDM-based wireless local ... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive beam steering reception system for ISDB-T based on pre-FFT diversity technique

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):327 - 335
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    The reception of high-definition television in a mobile environment with the same quality as that achieved at home has been considered to be difficult to achieve. In an attempt to solve this problem, we have developed an adaptive beam steering reception system and evaluated the performance of this new system by both indoor and outdoor experiments involving the reception of high-definition televisi... View full abstract»

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  • Time-variant Doppler frequency estimation and compensation for mobile OFDM systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):336 - 340
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    In mobile OFDM communication systems, Doppler spread leads to the loss of orthogonality between the sub-carriers, limiting the achievable throughput of the moving transceivers. In this paper, the effect of Doppler spread in Rayleigh fading channels is investigated, and a method of time-variant Doppler frequency estimation and compensation is proposed for mobile OFDM systems. Computer simulation re... View full abstract»

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  • A robust timing and frequency synchronization algorithm for DVB-H receiver

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):341 - 346
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    A robust symbol timing and carrier frequency synchronization scheme applicable to orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system is presented. The proposed method is based on correlation and energy detection in time domain. The estimator has a steep timing metric and can provide delay-spread information about the channel. It means that the proposed method can distinguish ISI (inter-symbol inter... View full abstract»

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  • Friendly coexistence of voice and data traffic in IEEE 802.11 WLANs

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):347 - 354
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    The combination of VoIP and WLAN technologies has created a new attractive service, wireless VoIP, and its interest has been increasingly growing in a variety of environments such as offices and public areas. However, mixing voice with data traffic introduces QoS issues because 802.11 DCF does not provide any QoS mechanism. In this paper, an enhanced version of the legacy DCF is proposed in order ... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive channel management scheme for video broadcasting services

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):355 - 362
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    Traditional unicast VOD systems require huge amounts of the server network's bandwidth, so near-VOD systems using broadcast protocols have been proposed to reduce the bandwidth requirement. Such systems have not been able to allocate channels dynamically to adapt to environments where the popularity distribution of videos changes, because of the essential inflexibility of existing broadcasting pro... View full abstract»

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  • Generalized conservative staircase data broadcasting protocol for video-on-demand

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):363 - 370
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    The staircase broadcasting scheme has optimal performance for the buffer storage and the disk transfer rate. However, this scheme sometime fails to provide the video data to the users in time. This limitation has been overcome in the conservative staircase scheme developed recently. In this scheme, the video segments are downloaded and stored at the client's site in their entirety before they are ... View full abstract»

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  • An analysis on the performance of the forward and return interaction channels in DVB-RCS

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):371 - 376
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    The next generation consumer level interactive services require reliable and constant communication for both mobile and static users. The digital video broadcasting (DVB) group has exploited the rapidly increasing satellite technology for the provision of interactive services and launched a standard called digital video broadcast through return channel satellite (DVB-RCS). DVB-RCS relies on DVB-sa... View full abstract»

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  • Performance evaluation of DVB-RCT return path in fading channels with added diversity

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):377 - 382
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    The radio spectrum is a finite resource and it is important that all users exploit it efficiently. Consequently, modulation schemes used for the wireless environment should utilize the RF channel bandwidth, and the transmitted power, as efficiently as possible. Across Europe, the digital video broadcasting (DVB) group has proposed a technique for a high data-rate return path known as DVB-return ch... View full abstract»

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  • Control based mobile ad-hoc networks for video communications

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):383 - 391
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    This paper presents a feedback control scheme for transmission of video signals over mobile ad-hoc channels. The scheme is a combination of cross-layer (local) feedback and receiver feedback. The receiver feedback is based on the real time transport control protocol (RTCP), which is designed to provide an end-to-end feedback assessment of multihop transmission channels by tracking packet reception... View full abstract»

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  • Design of HD-quality streaming networks for real-time content distribution

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):392 - 401
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    Recent advances in storage and networking technology are rapidly changing users' TY viewing patterns. Personal video recorders (PVRs) enable people to watch what they want when they want by recording TV programs into local disks. In addition, PVRs can easily share TV contents over peer-to-peer networks once they are equipped with broadband connections. However, the current broadband bandwidth make... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of a cable access point device for ubiquitous network applications

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):402 - 406
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    This paper presents the implementation of a low-cost, data access-efficient, sample and easy to deployment, waterproof, and heatproof outdoor cable access point (CAP) device for ubiquitous network applications .The proposed CAP device is consisted of a cable modem (CM) and a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP) to be integrated inside the chassis of an existing outdoor CATV amplifi... View full abstract»

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  • Automating remote configuration mechanisms for home devices

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):407 - 413
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    We examine the automatic configuration of consumer electronics devices delivering remote services to the home network. This environment has two particular aspects; it addresses a mass market, hence any automated approach for streamlined deployment, operation and scalability is of prime importance; it also relies on standardization due to its high dependency on communication protocols and services.... View full abstract»

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  • MONETA: an embedded monitoring system for ubiquitous network environments

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):414 - 420
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    Accurate and efficient monitoring of dynamically changing environments is one of the most important requirements for ubiquitous network environments. To exploit these ubiquitous environments, we designed and implemented a monitoring system called MONETA that can obtain sensor data transmitted from wireless sensors to hub nodes in embedded equipment. MONETA adopts Web technology for the implementat... View full abstract»

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  • Controlling the smart home from TV

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):421 - 429
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    In this paper we introduce a cooperative environment between the interactive digital TV (IDTV) and the networked home with the aim of allowing the interaction between interactive TV applications and the controllers of the in-home appliances in a natural way. Concretely, we have selected the MHP (multimedia home platform) standard, well-known in the IDTV field, and OSGi (open service gateway initia... View full abstract»

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  • High speed transmission for a coaxial cable based in-home network

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):430 - 435
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    The in-home network is a crucial system for ubiquitous multimedia environments, in order to provide economical and effective high data rate transmission, we propose a transmission scheme based on the multi-carrier technique. We employ a coaxial cable channel as the transmission medium deployed for cable television (CATV). Through experiments, we show that it is possible to transmit a signal center... View full abstract»

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  • The v2.0+EDR Bluetooth SOC architecture for multimedia

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):436 - 444
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    This paper presents a Bluetooth system on chip (SOC) architecture for multimedia applications. The SOC includes all necessary baseband-parts, RF-parts, a sub-band codec (SBC) and an application processor to achieve a Bluetooth specification v2.0+EDR (enhanced data rate). Dual bus architecture is selected to improve data transmission efficiency between a baseband and a system bus. The receiver uses... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

The main focus for the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics is the engineering and research aspects of the theory, design, construction, manufacture or end use of mass market electronics, systems, software and services for consumers.

 

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
R. Simon Sherratt, IEEE Fellow
Professor of Consumer Electronics
School of Systems Engineering
The University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AY  U.K.
r.s.sherratt@reading.ac.uk; sherratt@ieee.org
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