5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference

Research Article

P2P Layered Video Streaming over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2009.7386,
        author={N. N. Qadri and M. Fleury and M. Altaf and M. Ghanbari},
        title={P2P Layered Video Streaming over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks},
        proceedings={5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Ad hoc network layered video multi-path transport P2P.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2009.7386}
    }
    
  • N. N. Qadri
    M. Fleury
    M. Altaf
    M. Ghanbari
    Year: 2010
    P2P Layered Video Streaming over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
    MOBIMEDIA
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2009.7386
N. N. Qadri1,*, M. Fleury2,*, M. Altaf3,*, M. Ghanbari3,*
  • 1: COMSATS Institute of Technology, Islambad, Pakistan. +92 (051) 9258481-5
  • 2: University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ United Kingdom +44 1206-872817
  • 3: University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ United Kingdom +44 1206-872434
*Contact email: nadianqadri@googlemail.com, fleum@essex.ac.uk, maltaf@essex.ac.uk, ghan@essex.ac.uk

Abstract

In this paper, we consider multicast video clip streaming in an ad hoc network. Efficient delivery of video is accomplished by means of a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlay network. To exploit multipath transport the paper introduces layered video streaming without the need for base layer protection. In an urban environment with higher node densities and lower node speeds, the network performance is shown to be stable and superior compared to single-layer distribution. Detailed analysis confirms the results predicted by summary statistics. Heterogeneous wireless networks are targeted in which ad hoc networks relieve cellular wireless networks.