MAC-Layer Active Dropping for Real-Time Video Streaming in 4G Access Networks

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/348540
Title:
MAC-Layer Active Dropping for Real-Time Video Streaming in 4G Access Networks
Authors:
She, James; Hou, Fen; Shihada, Basem ( 0000-0003-4434-4334 ) ; Ho, Pin-Han
Abstract:
This paper introduces a MAC-layer active dropping scheme to achieve effective resource utilization, which can satisfy the application-layer delay for real-time video streaming in time division multiple access based 4G broadband wireless access networks. When a video frame is not likely to be reconstructed within the application-layer delay bound at a receiver for the minimum decoding requirement, the MAC-layer protocol data units of such video frame will be proactively dropped before the transmission. An analytical model is developed to evaluate how confident a video frame can be delivered within its application-layer delay bound by jointly considering the effects of time-varying wireless channel, minimum decoding requirement of each video frame, data retransmission, and playback buffer. Extensive simulations with video traces are conducted to prove the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. When compared to conventional cross-layer schemes using prioritized-transmission/retransmission, the proposed scheme is practically implementable for more effective resource utilization, avoiding delay propagation, and achieving better video qualities under certain conditions.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
MAC-Layer Active Dropping for Real-Time Video Streaming in 4G Access Networks 2010, 4 (4):561 IEEE Systems Journal
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Systems Journal
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
DOI:
10.1109/JSYST.2010.2086870
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1932-8184; 1937-9234
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=5635430
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Articles; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorShe, Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorHou, Fenen
dc.contributor.authorShihada, Basemen
dc.contributor.authorHo, Pin-Hanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-06T08:52:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-06T08:52:09Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.identifier.citationMAC-Layer Active Dropping for Real-Time Video Streaming in 4G Access Networks 2010, 4 (4):561 IEEE Systems Journalen
dc.identifier.issn1932-8184en
dc.identifier.issn1937-9234en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/JSYST.2010.2086870en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/348540en
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces a MAC-layer active dropping scheme to achieve effective resource utilization, which can satisfy the application-layer delay for real-time video streaming in time division multiple access based 4G broadband wireless access networks. When a video frame is not likely to be reconstructed within the application-layer delay bound at a receiver for the minimum decoding requirement, the MAC-layer protocol data units of such video frame will be proactively dropped before the transmission. An analytical model is developed to evaluate how confident a video frame can be delivered within its application-layer delay bound by jointly considering the effects of time-varying wireless channel, minimum decoding requirement of each video frame, data retransmission, and playback buffer. Extensive simulations with video traces are conducted to prove the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. When compared to conventional cross-layer schemes using prioritized-transmission/retransmission, the proposed scheme is practically implementable for more effective resource utilization, avoiding delay propagation, and achieving better video qualities under certain conditions.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=5635430en
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dc.titleMAC-Layer Active Dropping for Real-Time Video Streaming in 4G Access Networksen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Systems Journalen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionComputer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 Canadaen
kaust.authorShihada, Basemen
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