Gaussian source coding with spherical codes

J. Hamkins, K. Zeger
2002 IEEE Transactions on Information Theory  
A fixed-rate shape-gain quantizer for the memoryless Gaussian source is proposed. The shape quantizer is constructed from wrapped spherical codes that map a sphere packing in 1 onto a sphere in , and the gain codebook is a globally optimal scalar quantizer. A wrapped Leech lattice shape quantizer is used to demonstrate a signal-to-quantization-noise ratio within 1 dB of the distortion-rate function for rates above 1 bit per sample, and an improvement over existing techniques of similar
more » ... y. An asymptotic analysis of the tradeoff between gain quantization and shape quantization is also given. Index Terms-Data compression, Gaussian source, lattice coding, vector quantization.
doi:10.1109/tit.2002.804056 fatcat:jk73np23bvbnhgnxr72jgbfmfu