Experimental study on wireless multicast scalability using merged hybrid ARQ with staggered adaptive FEC

Shivesh Makharia, Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Mingquan Wu, Hang Liu, Dekai Li

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Abstract

We report the design, implementation and evaluation of Merged Hybrid ARQ with staggered FEC (MHARQ) system for video multicast over wireless LANs. MHARQ combines the advantages of receiver-driven staggered. FEC and hybrid ARQ schemes to compensate the large dynamic range of WLAN channels and to achieve high reliability, scalability and wireless bandwidth efficiency for video multicast. The FEC packets generated by a cross-packet FEC code are divided into multiple streams according to the pre-configured overhead and are transmitted in different multiple IP multicast groups. Certain FEC streams are delayed from the original video stream. The receivers dynamically join/leave the FEC multicast groups based on the channel conditions. For efficient utilization of WLAN bandwidth, FEC data for a multicast group would not be transmitted by the APs in wireless networks if no receiver joins this group. The time shift between the video stream and the FEC streams introduces temporal diversity and compensates for the client join delay and handoff interruption. In addition, when delayed FEC packets are not enough to recover the lost packets, the receivers can send a hybrid ARQ request to the video server. We design a channel estimation algorithm for a receiver to dynamically determine the delayed FEC multicast groups to join and/or send ARQ NACK to request for retransmission. Using the ORBIT radio grid testbed, we have investigated, the performance of the proposed. MHARQ system with various numbers of users per AP and different number of APs per video server. It is demonstrated via real system implementation on ORBIT that MHARQ improves wireless bandwidth efficiency and scalability for reliable video multicast, compared with existing reliable multicast schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Symposium on A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM2008
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event9th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM 2008 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 26 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE International Symposium on A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM2008

Other

Other9th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period6/23/086/26/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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