Scalable video transmission over the IEEE 802.11e networks using cross-layer rate control

Chuan Heng Foh, Yu Zhang, Zefeng Ni, Jianfei Cai

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This paper presents a novel cross-layer rate control scheme for optimizing 3D wavelet scalable video transmission over the IEEE 802.11e wireless local area networks. The proposed scheme consists of a macro and a micro rate control schemes residing at the application layer and the network sublayer respectively. The macro rate control uses bandwidth estimation to achieve optimal bit allocation with minimum distortion. The micro rate control employs an adaptive mapping of packets using video classifications. This prioritizes appropriately the video traffic to maximize the transmission protection to the important video packets. The performance is investigated by simulations showing advantages of our cross-layer design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424403537, 9781424403530
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications 2007: Smart Communications Technologies for Tomorrow (SCOTT) - Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 200726 Jun 2007 (IEEE Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications 2007
Abbreviated titleICC 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow Scotland
OtherThe IEEE International Conference on Communications 2007 - ICC-2007 was held on 24-28 June 2007 at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, Scotland.
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