This thesis looks into the problems arising in video image transmission when
transmitting over a wireless environment. The main problems faced by future visual
communication systems are multi-resolution video transmission, error resiliance and
compatibility with existing coding standards. Two main areas were investigated in this
thesis. The first area focused on subband decompostion, where a comprehensive
comparison of various subband filters were carried out. The other area centred around
subband coding and modelling, where various subband models were implemented. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.