5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference

Research Article

A study on the effect of MPE-FEC for 3D video broadcasting over DVB-H

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        author={Ani Aksay and M. Oguz Bici and D\o{}ne Bugdayci and Antti Tik\aa{}nmaki and Atanas Gotchev and G\o{}zde Bozdagi Akar},
        title={A study on the effect of MPE-FEC for 3D video broadcasting over DVB-H},
        proceedings={5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference},
        keywords={DVB-H stereo video 3D error resilient transmission},
  • Ani Aksay
    M. Oguz Bici
    Döne Bugdayci
    Antti Tikänmaki
    Atanas Gotchev
    Gözde Bozdagi Akar
    Year: 2010
    A study on the effect of MPE-FEC for 3D video broadcasting over DVB-H
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIMEDIA2009.7465
Ani Aksay1,*, M. Oguz Bici1,*, Döne Bugdayci1,*, Antti Tikänmaki2,*, Atanas Gotchev2,*, Gözde Bozdagi Akar1,*
  • 1: Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey.
  • 2: Tampere University of Technology Tampere, Finland.
*Contact email: anil@eee.metu.edu.tr, mobici@eee.metu.edu.tr, dbug@eee.metu.edu.tr, antti.tikanmaki@tut.fi, atanas.gotchev@tut.fi, bozdagi@eee.metu.edu.tr


Wireless networks are often error prone due to factors such as multi-path fading and interferences. In addition, the channel conditions of these networks are often non-stationary, such that the available bandwidth and channel error rates are changing over time with large variations. Therefore, they present a challenge for error-resilient video transmission. In order to maintain satisfactory QoS, a number of technologies have been proposed targeting different layers of the networks. DVB-H uses FEC for error protection and comes with an optional FEC tool (MPE-FEC) at the link-layer. In this paper, we propose to use the a priori knowledge of the transmitted media and apply MPE-FEC intelligently to provide better robustness by so-called Unequal Error Protection (UEP) mechanism. Extensive simulation results are given to show the effect of MPE-FEC on 3D compressed video under different channel conditions.