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Volume 2007 |Article ID 076846 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/76846

Ilias Politis, Michail Tsagkaropoulos, Thomas Pliakas, Tasos Dagiuklas, "Distortion Optimized Packet Scheduling and Prioritization of Multiple Video Streams over 802.11e Networks", Advances in Multimedia, vol. 2007, Article ID 076846, 11 pages, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/76846

Distortion Optimized Packet Scheduling and Prioritization of Multiple Video Streams over 802.11e Networks

Academic Editor: Stavros Kotsopoulos
Received11 Jun 2007
Accepted20 Aug 2007
Published16 Oct 2007

Abstract

This paper presents a generic framework solution for minimizing video distortion of all multiple video streams transmitted over 802.11e wireless networks, including intelligent packet scheduling and channel access differentiation mechanisms. A distortion prediction model designed to capture the multireferenced frame coding characteristic of H.264/AVC encoded videos is used to predetermine the distortion importance of each video packet in all streams. Two intelligent scheduling algorithms are proposed: the “even-loss distribution,” where each video sender is experiencing the same loss and the “greedy-loss distribution” packet scheduling, where selected packets are dropped over all streams, ensuring that the most significant video stream in terms of picture context and quality characteristics will experience minimum losses. The proposed model has been verified with actual distortion measurements and has been found more accurate than the “additive distortion” model that omits the correlation among lost frames. The paper includes analytical and simulation results from the comparison of both schemes and from their comparison to the simplified additive model, for different video sequences and channel conditions.

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