Wireless handover with application to quadcopter video streaming over an IP network

Al-Majeed, Salah ORCID: 0000-0002-5932-9658 and Fleury, Martin (2014) Wireless handover with application to quadcopter video streaming over an IP network. In: 2014 IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom), May 27-30, Odessa, Ukraine. ISBN 978-1-4799-4067-7

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Monitoring of oilfield well-head installations can be enhanced by Quadcopters equipped with video cameras flying at low altitude. Backhaul of a video stream from a Quadcopter's camera takes place via WiMAX base-stations within the installation. This paper considers a problem that arises: Video stream interruption as a handover occurs between WiMAX base-stations. The paper presents a scheme for hard handover recovery during video streaming to a remote monitoring station. The selective Negative ACKnowledgment (NACK) scheme trades a reduced but acceptable video quality during handover for improved end-to-end latencies compared to unselective NACKs. Both forms of NACK (selective and unselective) promise better video quality (by several dB) than with UDP transport or traditional congestion-controlled streaming, which results in long delays during handovers.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: NACKs; Quadcopter; Video streaming; WiMAX; Wireless handover
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 15:26
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:01
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6051

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