International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJITCS Vol.2, No.1, Nov. 2010

A Wireless Video Transmission Scheme Based on MAC-independent Opportunistic Routing &Encoding Protocol

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Yong Liu,Li Chen,Lifeng Sun,Shiqiang Yang

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Opportunistic routing, wireless video sensor network, real-time video transmission


It is a tremendous challenge to transmit real-time video streams over wireless sensor network because of the poor wireless communication conditions and the high requirements of video transmission. The opportunistic routing protocol can take advantage of the broadcast nature of wireless communication and can improve transfer throughput significantly. But the bigger size of transmission unit also increases the end-to-end delay at the same time. In order to overcome this problem and improve the real-time video transmission quality in wireless video sensor network, we propose a source adaptive frame discard algorithm for MAC-independent Opportunistic Routing & Encoding (MORE) Protocol in this paper. In our approach, the historical transmission delay is recorded to estimate current network transmission rate. Based on the video deadline, frames predicted to be delayed are discarded adaptively in the source node to get better overall video quality. In some practice application scenarios, there are usually need to deliver multiple video streams over multi-hop wireless network. It can’t work effectively with the originally MORE protocol in such scenarios. Furthermore, we modify the MORE protocol and design an adaptive scheme to support multiple video streams over multi-hop wireless video sensor network in this paper. The simulation results show that our algorithm can reduce frame loss rate and improve video quality significantly.

Cite This Paper

Yong Liu, Li Chen, Lifeng Sun, Shiqiang Yang, "A Wireless Video Transmission Scheme Based on MAC-independent Opportunistic Routing &Encoding Protocol", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.2, no.1, pp.56-63, 2010. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2010.01.08


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