Testbed and experiments for mobile TV (DVB-H) networks

Mohamed Hefeeda, Cheng Hsin Hsu, Yi Liu

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Abstract

We present a complete, running, testbed for mobile TV networks that employ the Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) open standard. DVB-H based networks have been deployed in several countries around the world and currently being pilot-tested in many others. Nevertheless, there exists no open-source testbed in the literature to enable researchers to analyze and optimize the performance of such networks; most testbeds are proprietary. Our testbed implements the complete stack of the DVB-H standard and it streams real videos to actual handheld devices. It integrates several off-the-shelf hardware components and devices with software components. Some of the software components are developed by us and others are leveraged (after bug fixes and modifications) from open-source projects. In addition, we present several experiments to: (i) evaluate and compare multiple energy-saving techniques recently proposed for mobile TV networks, and (ii) demonstrate a new method to reduce the channel switching delay.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMM'08 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, with co-located Symposium and Workshops
Pages995-996
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event16th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM '08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 26 Oct 200831 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameMM'08 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, with co-located Symposium and Workshops

Other

Other16th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM '08
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period26/10/0831/10/08

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Keywords

  • Experimentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Hefeeda, M., Hsu, C. H., & Liu, Y. (2008). Testbed and experiments for mobile TV (DVB-H) networks. In MM'08 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, with co-located Symposium and Workshops (pp. 995-996). (MM'08 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, with co-located Symposium and Workshops). https://doi.org/10.1145/1459359.1459546