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Multimedia Streaming for Ad Hoc Wireless Mesh Networks Using Network Coding

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Author(s): Basil Saeed | Chung-Horng Lung | Thomas Kunz | Anand Srinivasan

Journal: International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences
ISSN 1913-3715

Volume: 06;
Issue: 05;
Start page: 204;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Wireless Broadcast | Multimedia Streaming | Audio Streaming | Video Streaming | Network Coding | Random Linear Network Coding | PDP | SMF | BCast

ABSTRACT
Over the past years, we have witnessed an explosive growth in the use of multimedia applications such as audio and video streaming with mobile and static devices. Multimedia streaming applications need new approaches to multimedia transmissions to meet the growing volume demand and quality expectations of multimedia traffic. This paper studies network coding which is a promising paradigm that has the potential to improve the performance of networks for multimedia streaming applications in terms of packet delivery ratio (PDR), latency and jitter. This paper examines several network coding protocols for ad hoc wireless mesh networks and compares their performance on multimedia streaming applications with optimized broadcast protocols, e.g., BCast, Simplified Multicast Forwarding (SMF), and Partial Dominant Pruning (PDP). The results show that the performance increases significantly with the Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC) scheme.
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