A Comparative Analysis of Beaconless Opportunistic Routing Protocols for Video Dissemination over Flying Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Denis Rosário
  • Zhongliang Zhao
  • Torsten Braun
  • Eduardo Cerqueira
  • Aldri Santos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8638)


A reliable and robust routing service for Flying Ad-Hoc Networks (FANETs) must be able to adapt to topology changes, and also to recover the quality level of the delivered multiple video flows under dynamic network topologies. The user experience on watching live videos must also be satisfactory even in scenarios with network congestion, buffer overflow, and packet loss ratio, as experienced in many FANET multimedia applications. In this paper, we perform a comparative simulation study to assess the robustness, reliability, and quality level of videos transmitted via well-known beaconless opportunistic routing protocols. Simulation results shows that our developed protocol XLinGO achieves multimedia dissemination with Quality of Experience (QoE) support and robustness in a multi-hop, multi-flow, and mobile networks, as required in many multimedia FANET scenarios.


FANETs Multiple video flows Opportunistic Routing QoE support Robustness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Rosário
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhongliang Zhao
    • 2
  • Torsten Braun
    • 2
  • Eduardo Cerqueira
    • 1
    • 3
  • Aldri Santos
    • 4
  1. 1.Federal University of ParáBelémBrazil
  2. 2.University of BernBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Federal University of ParanáCuritibaBrazil

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