Title

Study of Patching-based and Caching-based video-on-demand in multi-hop WiMax mesh networks

Authors

Authors

F. Xie; K. A. Hua; N. Jiang;Y. H. Ho

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Wirel. Commun. Mob. Comput.

Keywords

wireless mesh networks; WiMax; VoD; Patching; video caching; admission; control; simulation; Computer Science, Information Systems; Engineering, Electrical &; Electronic; Telecommunications

Abstract

In this work, we study two cross-layer techniques, the Patching-based scheme (PS) and the Caching-based scheme (CS), to provide video-on-demand (VoD) in the multi-hop WiMax mesh networks. PS consists of an efficient and lightweight multicast routing technique as well as the Patching technique in the application layer. Although PS improves the scalability of the system, the server has to launch extra Patching streams for later users in the multicast group. CS caches the video content in the subscribe stations of the mesh network. The cached video data can be used to accommodate later request. Both approaches employ a novel joint solution of admission control and channel scheduling for video streams in the lower layer. This joint solution guarantees the data rate for the admitted video streams, which is crucial for real-time video streaming application. We used simulation to study the performance of PS and CS under real system settings. Copyright (C) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Journal Title

Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing

Volume

11

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

357

Last Page

370

WOS Identifier

WOS:000288138000005

ISSN

1530-8669

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