Resource allocation for WWAN video multicast with cooperative local repair

Zhi Liu, Yu Mao, Ning Lu, Yusheng Ji, Xuemin Shen

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The current coding standard employs differential coding to reduce the coding rate. Decoding error may propagate in the following frames after a loss-unrecoverable frame. Since most of the current electronic devices are implemented with multiple interfaces, such as the 3G and WiFi, one way to solve the error propagation problem is to use cooperative strategies, which leverage on the 'uncorrelatedness' of the clients' channels (different channels may experience different channel losses). The cooperative strategies helping to repair the primary network's (base station to client) losses via the neighboring clients' packets sharing (client to client) through the second network interface and optimally allocating the modulation and coding schemes to the limited network resource can improve the clients' received quality massively. The inherent problem is how to solve the resource allocation problem with the cooperative strategies. In this paper, we jointly consider the resource allocation and the cooperative repair for the video streaming. We formulate the problem into the optimization problem, i.e. maximizing the clients' received video quality, and apply the structured network coding to further improve the overall performance. Simulation results show that the proposed approach outperforms the other competing schemes by at least 1.5dB in term of the received video quality in typical network scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467331227
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2013 Jun 92013 Jun 13


Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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