Statistical QoS guarantee for wireless multi-homing video transmission

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In a heterogeneous wireless access medium, multihoming video transmission can improve the achieved video quality. However, due to the mobile terminal (MT) battery energy limitation, an energy management strategy is required in order to ensure a sustainable video transmission over different radio interfaces for the entire call duration. Towards this end, we aim to provide a statistical guarantee for the video quality that can be achieved in a multi-homing scenario given the MT available energy at the beginning of the call, the available bandwidth and time varying channel conditions at different radio interfaces, the call duration, and the video packet characteristics in terms of distortion impact, delay deadlines, and packet encoding statistics. Hence, the MT can support at least a target video quality lower bound for the entire call duration with a preset success probability. Numerical results are presented to investigate different performance trade-offs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013 - Atlanta, GA
Duration: 9 Dec 201313 Dec 2013


Other2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013
CityAtlanta, GA



  • Heterogeneous wireless access medium
  • Multi-homing video transmission
  • Precedence-constrained multiple knapsack problem (PC-MKP)
  • Statistical performance guarantees
  • Video packet scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Muhammad, M. I., & Zhuang, W. (2013). Statistical QoS guarantee for wireless multi-homing video transmission. In GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Vol. 2013-January, pp. 4615-4620). [6855679] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..