Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 652–663 | Cite as

Cross Layer Optimized Video Streaming based on IEEE 802.11 Multi-rate over Multi-hop Mobile Ad Hoc Networks



In this paper, we present an effective cross layer optimized video streaming algorithm over multi-hop mobile ad hoc networks. The proposed algorithm selects the most efficient PHY (physical) mode and retransmission limit of WLAN (wireless local area network) multi-rate service at each node in a distributed way. The control parameters of the proposed algorithm (i.e. PHY mode and retransmission limit) are determined based on the available information at application, MAC, and physical layers in order to satisfy the end-to-end delay constraint and maintain packet loss rate in the tolerable range at the receiver. Finally, experimental results are provided to show the performance of the proposed algorithm.


cross layer optimized multi-hop mobile ad hoc network video streaming IEEE 802.11 multi-rate service 



This research was supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center support program supervised by the Institute of Information Technology Advancement (grant number IITA-2009-C1090-0902-0006) and WCU (World Class University) program through the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (R31-2008-000-10100-0).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.POSTECHPohangSouth Korea

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