A Joint Framework for QoS and QoE for Video Transmission over Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks

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Journal Article
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IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2017
Issue Date:
2017-08-13
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IEEE With the emergence of Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (MWSNs), the distribution of multimedia contents have now become a reality. Without proper management, the transmission of multimedia data over WMSNs affects the performance of networks due to excessive packets dropping. The existing studies on Quality of Service (QoS) mostly deal with simple WSNs and as such do not account for an increasing number of sensor nodes and an increasing volume of data. In this paper, we propose a novel framework to support QoS in WMSNs along with a light weight Error Concealment (EC) scheme. The EC schemes play a vital role to enhance Quality of Experience (QoE) by maintaining an acceptable quality at the receiving ends. The main objectives of the proposed framework are to maximise the network throughput and to cover-up the effects produced by dropped video packets. To control the data rate, Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is applied at multimedia sensor nodes with variable Quantization Parameters (QPs). Multipath routing is exploited to support real-time video transmission. Experimental results show that the proposed framework can efficiently adjust large volumes of video data under certain network distortions and can effectively conceal dropped/corrupted video frames by producing better objective measurements.
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