Mobile Multimedia Communications. 6th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, September 6-8, 2010. Revised Selected Papers

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On the Impact of MIH Triggering Techniques on the Performance of Video Streaming across Heterogeneous RATs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35155-6_14,
        author={Lampros Dounis and Michail Tsagkaropoulos and Ilias Politis and Tasos Dagiuklas},
        title={On the Impact of MIH Triggering Techniques on the Performance of Video Streaming across Heterogeneous RATs},
        proceedings={Mobile Multimedia Communications. 6th International ICST Conference, MOBIMEDIA 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, September 6-8, 2010. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={media independent handover video streaming heterogeneous radio access networks},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35155-6_14}
    }
    
  • Lampros Dounis
    Michail Tsagkaropoulos
    Ilias Politis
    Tasos Dagiuklas
    Year: 2012
    On the Impact of MIH Triggering Techniques on the Performance of Video Streaming across Heterogeneous RATs
    MOBIMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35155-6_14
Lampros Dounis1,*, Michail Tsagkaropoulos1,*, Ilias Politis1,*, Tasos Dagiuklas1,*
  • 1: University of Patras
*Contact email: dounis@gmail.com, mtsagaro@ece.upatras.gr, ipolitis@ece.upatras.gr, ntan@ece.upatras.gr

Abstract

This paper evaluates the performance of IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover (MIH) framework through test-bed experiments conducted on a wireless platform that allows seamless handoff across heterogeneous radio access technology networks of mobile terminals with on-going video sessions. The scope of the study is to evaluate how MIH performs under different handover triggering techniques and to monitor the impact at both packet loss and perceived video quality due to vertical handover. We propose a handover decision policy as part of the MIH framework, which is based on parameters from the physical, network and application layers, gathered from MIH capable mobile terminals and MIH controlled radio access networks. Real testbed experiments demonstrate that triggering from application layer can maintain and optimize QoS better than the network layer triggering.