Mobile terminal energy management for sustainable multi-homing video transmission

Muhammad Ismail, Weihua Zhuang

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In this paper, an energy management sub-system is proposed for mobile terminals (MTs) to support a sustainable multi-homing video transmission, over the call duration, in a heterogeneous wireless access medium. Through statistical video quality guarantee, the MT can determine a target video quality lower bound that can be supported for a target call duration. The target video quality lower bound captures the MT available energy at the beginning of the call, the time varying bandwidth availability and channel conditions at different radio interfaces, the target call duration, and the video packet characteristics in terms of distortion impact, delay deadlines, and video packet encoding statistics. The MT then adapts its energy consumption to support at least the target video quality lower bound during the call. Simulation results demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed framework over two benchmarks and some performance trade-offs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6807763
Pages (from-to)4616-4627
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014



  • Heterogeneous wireless access medium
  • Mobile terminal energy management
  • Multihoming video transmission
  • Precedence-constrained multiple knapsack problem (PC-MKP)
  • Statistical performance guarantees
  • Video packet scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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