Title: Evaluating QoS parameters for video streaming transmission in mobile ad hoc networks

Authors: Maamar Sedrati; Hafnaoui Taleb

Addresses: LaSTIC Laboratory, Computer Sciences Department, University of Batna 2, 213, Algeria ' LaSTIC and MIPS, Haute Alsace University, 033, France

Abstract: Recently, multimedia streaming applications are deployed anywhere (homes, campuses, etc.). Delivering these applications over mobile ad hoc networks is a challenging task: first, mobile ad hoc networks are infrastructure less, with dynamic topology, and limited resources. Secondly these applications have strict quality of service (QoS) requirements given with delay, jitter, bandwidth, loss rate, etc. Several architectures have been developed. However, an important part like QoS in routing level is still omitted. In this paper, many different coding techniques for video streaming are reviewed and two routing protocols (reactive and proactive) are used to evaluate which of them can improve QoS for multimedia streaming applications. Results show that reactive protocol performs better than proactive protocol in terms of throughput and network load in high mobility, but roles are reversed in terms of loss rate and network load for large-scale networks. PNSR and Jitter are influenced by nodes numbers independently of used protocol.

Keywords: mobile ad hoc networks; MANETs; multimedia streaming; quality of service; QoS parameters; video streaming; coding techniques; routing protocols; throughput; loss rate; network load; PSNR; peak SNR; signal to noise ratio; jitter.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAC.2016.082033

International Journal of Autonomic Computing, 2016 Vol.2 No.2, pp.176 - 190

Received: 23 Jul 2016
Accepted: 01 Nov 2016

Published online: 01 Feb 2017 *

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