2nd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

Video streaming in mobile ad hoc networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1145/1374296.1374314,
        author={Thomas Schierl and Karsten G\aa{}nger and Cornelius Hellge and Karsten Gr\'{y}neberg and Detlev Marpe and Thomas Stockhammer and Thomas Wiegand},
        title={Video streaming in mobile ad hoc networks},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        keywords={SVC Scalable Video Coding Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Multi Source Streaming H.264 MPEG-4 AVC},
  • Thomas Schierl
    Karsten Gänger
    Cornelius Hellge
    Karsten Grüneberg
    Detlev Marpe
    Thomas Stockhammer
    Thomas Wiegand
    Year: 2006
    Video streaming in mobile ad hoc networks
    DOI: 10.1145/1374296.1374314
Thomas Schierl1,*, Karsten Gänger1,*, Cornelius Hellge1,*, Karsten Grüneberg1,*, Detlev Marpe1,*, Thomas Stockhammer2,*, Thomas Wiegand1,*
  • 1: Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany
  • 2: Nomor Research GmbH, Bergen, Germany
*Contact email: schierl@hhi.fhg.de, gaenger@hhi.fhg.de, hellge@hhi.fhg.de, grueneberg@hhi.fhg.de, marpe@hhi.fhg.de, stockhammer@nomor.de, wiegand@hhi.fhg.de


Emerging Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs) which do not need access points, but rely on peer-to-peer connections, are becoming suitable platforms for exchanging or sharing real-time video streams due to recent progress in routing algorithms, throughput and transmission bit-rate. In this paper, a multi-source streaming approach is presented to increase the robustness of realtime video transmission in MANETs which are characterized by highly dynamic behavior of the transmission routes and path outage probabilities. Video coding as well as channel coding techniques on application layer are introduced exploiting the multi-source representation of the transferred media. Source coding is based on the Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extension of H.264/MPEG4-AVC. Channel coding is based on a new Un-equal Packet Loss Protection (UPLP) scheme, which is based on Raptor forward error correction codes. Furthermore, an application layer protocol is introduced for supporting peer-to-peer based multi-source streaming in MANETs.