Title: Cross-Layer joint optimisation of FEC channel codes and Multiple Description Coding for video delivery over IEEE 802.11e links

Authors: Simone Milani, Giancarlo Calvagno, Riccardo Bernardini, Pamela Zontone

Addresses: Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padova, Padova, Italy. ' Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padova, Padova, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Gestionale e Meccanica (DIEGM), University of Udine, Udine, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Gestionale e Meccanica (DIEGM), University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Abstract: This paper presents two cross-layer optimisation strategies based on the IEEE 802.11e standard that enable a robust video transmission using adaptively Forward Error Correction channel codes at transport layer and a Multiple Description Coding architecture. The first approach classifies the characteristics of the sequence to be coded, while the second relies on a parametric model of the distortion which is estimated during the coding operations. The performances of these schemes are then improved by a packet classification strategy. Experimental results show that both cross-layer optimisation algorithms perform well with a small computational effort but different playout delays.

Keywords: multiple descriptions; cross-packet codes; packet classification; cross-layer optimisation; IEEE 802.11e; FEC channel codes; multiple description coding; video delivery; forward error correction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2009.024168

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2009 Vol.4 No.1, pp.32 - 43

Available online: 27 Mar 2009 *

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