Time slicing in mobile TV broadcast networks with arbitrary channel bit rates

Cheng Hsin Hsu, Mohamed Hefeeda

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Abstract

Mobile TV networks have received significant attention from the industry and academia, as they have already been deployed in several countries and their expected market potential is huge. In such networks, a base station broadcasts TV channels in bursts with bit rates much higher than the encoding bit rates of the videos. This enables mobile receivers to receive a burst of traffic and then turn off their receiving circuit till the next burst to conserve energy. The base station needs to construct a transmission schedule for all bursts of different TV channels. Constructing optimal (in terms of energy saving) transmission schedules has been shown to be an NP-complete problem when the TV channels are encoded at arbitrary bit rates. In this paper, we propose a near-optimal approximation algorithm to solve this problem. We prove the correctness of the proposed algorithm and derive its approximation factor. We also conduct extensive evaluation of our algorithm using real implementation in a mobile TV testbed and simulations. Our experimental and simulation results show that the proposed algorithm: (i) is practical and produces correct burst schedules, (ii) achieves near-optimal energy saving for mobile devices, and (iii) runs efficiently in real time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2009 - The 28th Conference on Computer Communications
Pages2231-2239
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2009
Event28th Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 19 Apr 200925 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

Other28th Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2009
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period19/4/0925/4/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hsu, C. H., & Hefeeda, M. (2009). Time slicing in mobile TV broadcast networks with arbitrary channel bit rates. In IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - The 28th Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 2231-2239). [5062148] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2009.5062148