Reducing video interruption probability with cooperative heterogeneous networks

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    In this paper, we consider cooperative video transmission approaches to avoid video interruptions in a wireless real-time video streaming system. The target heterogeneous cooperative system consists of a direct link between a source and destination along with a selected number of parallel relay links. The relay link is a combination of a wide-area link and shortrange link which operate in different frequency ranges. Previous contributions focus either on noncooperative video streaming systems using buffer preloading or cooperative systems which do not consider network delay jitter and its effect on interrupting video transmission. In our work, the potential gain in decreasing the interruption probability via different cooperative packet allocation protocols is evaluated analytically and with simulations, using appropriate methods from the queuing theory. We provide new insights on how the user heterogeneity in terms of timevarying packet delays influences the possibility to cooperatively solve the user problem arising from frequent video interruptions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 IEEE 79th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-4482-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE 79th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2014-Spring - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 18 May 201421 May 2014
    Conference number: 79th

    Publication series

    SeriesIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings


    ConferenceIEEE 79th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2014-Spring
    Abbreviated titleVTC2014-Spring
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


    • cooperative multimedia streaming
    • playback interruption
    • queuing theory


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