TelecomI+D01: Estimación proactiva de la calidad de recepción de vídeo streaming en WiFi usando una técnica de cross-layer (TelecomI+D01: Proactive estimation of the video streaming reception quality in WiFi networks using a cross-layer technique)

E. M. Macías (, A. Suarez (

Grupo de Arquitectura y Concurrencia. Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: July 2009
Volume: 7,   Issue: 3 
ISSN: 1548-0992

In a WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) network it is difficult guarantee QoS (Quality of Service) for multimedia applications due to the radio channel characteristics such as intermittent disconnections and interferences. That is the reason why it is necessary a software that the one presented in this paper that estimates if the environment (the radio channel) is favorable to receive streams with good quality. To get real value of this, an estimation of several parameters such as the network congestion, coverage, throughput, received and lost data packets, and so on is taking into account. The software we describe in this paper makes a proactive estimation using a Cross-Layer technique (bottom-up design) evaluating physical level parameters, RTT (Round Trip Time) and statistics about the overall traffic and per stream traffic of each Real Time Streaming Protocol/Real Time Protocol (RTSP/RTP) streaming session. Experimental results show a high percentage of right estimations to detect the channel degradation and the detection of its recuperation.

Index Terms:
multimedia applications, quality of service, proactive estimation, wireless extensions, video streaming, real time streaming protocol, real time protocol, wireless local area networks, cross-layer technique, round trip time.   

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