Image Quality Assessment Method for Underwater Acoustic Communication Based on Digital Watermarking


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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

Exeley Inc. (New York)

Subject: Computational Science & Engineering, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic


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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 2 (April 2013) > List of articles

Image Quality Assessment Method for Underwater Acoustic Communication Based on Digital Watermarking

YUAN Fei / YE Zheng-Shan / LIN Cong-Ren / CHENG En *

Keywords : Digital Watermark, PSNR (Peak Signal to Noise Ratio), Image Quality Assessment (IQM), UAC (UnderwaterAcoustic Communication).

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 752-771, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 28-December-2012 / Accepted: 17-March-2013 / Published Online: 10-April-2013



This paper proposes a method of reduced-reference image quality assessment based on watermarking algorithm in underwater acoustic channel. By embedding the watermark image into the original one, then delivering the combined image through the channel distortion, the same channel distortion would be exposed to the original and the watermark image. In the receiver,we use the blind extraction methods to recover the watermark image and use the watermark degradation to evaluate the quality of the original one. In this paper,we build three kinds of channels: AWGN channel, Rice fading channel and GB model channel to validate the feasibility of the method which would be used in the underwater acoustic channel.

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