GOVQ ( Gain and Offset Vector Quantization)

Real time image processing is dominated by transform based coding. We, however, are interested in looking at Vector Quantization as means of achieving better performance/price gains. VQ faces many obstacles in real-time applications due to the large overhead in the encoder. We are investigating ways to reduce this bottleneck by combining both gain and offset terms to VQ. This comparably small Coder and Decoder will enable sending video images across telephone lines consuming minimal power.