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Video On-Demand Streaming in Cognitive Wireless Mesh Networks
March 2013 (vol. 12 no. 3)
pp. 412-423
Yong Ding, VMware Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA
Li Xiao, Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, USA
Cognitive radio (CR), which enables dynamic access of underutilized licensed spectrums, is a promising technology for more efficient spectrum utilization. Since cognitive radio enables the access of larger amount of spectrum, it can be used to build wireless mesh networks with higher network capacity, and thus provide better quality of services for high bit-rate applications. In this paper, we study the multisource video on-demand application in multi-interface cognitive wireless mesh networks. Given a video request, we find a joint multipath routing and spectrum allocation for the session to minimize its total bandwidth cost in the network, and therefore maximize the number of sessions the network can support. We propose both distributed and centralized routing and channel allocation algorithms to solve the problem. Simulation results show that our algorithms increase the maximum number of concurrent sessions that can be supported in the network, and also improve each session's performance with regard to spectrum mobility.
Index Terms:
wireless mesh networks,channel allocation,cognitive radio,multipath channels,quality of service,radio spectrum management,telecommunication network routing,video on demand,spectrum mobility,video on-demand streaming,multiinterface cognitive wireless mesh network,cognitive radio,dynamic access,network capacity,quality of service,multisource video on-demand,multipath routing,spectrum allocation,bandwidth cost,distributed routing,centralized routing,channel allocation,Cognitive radio,Streaming media,Resource management,Wireless mesh networks,Routing,Bandwidth,Servers,video streaming,Cognitive radio,spectrum allocation,routing
Citation:
Yong Ding, Li Xiao, "Video On-Demand Streaming in Cognitive Wireless Mesh Networks," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 412-423, March 2013, doi:10.1109/TMC.2011.273
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