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UDP-Based Reliable File Delivery Mechanisms for Video Streaming over Unstable Wireless Networks

  • Shih-Ying Chang
  • Xin-Yan Yeh
  • Hsin-Ta Chiao
  • Hung-Min Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 20)

Abstract

In recent years, wireless technologies have been widely deployed and the corresponding applications (e.g., video streaming services) have shown high economic potentials. Different from wired networks, wireless signals are more sensitive to the variations of deployed environments, resulting in variant Round Trip Time (RTT) and Packet Loss Rate (PLR). In this paper, we investigate the performance issues about a unicast video streaming service delivered as a file delivery service over unstable wireless networks. When deployed over unstable wireless networks, the throughput of UDP-based file transfer protocols (e.g., File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (FLUTE) with Application-Layer Forward Error Correction (AL-FEC)) is comparable to that of TCP-based ones (e.g., FTP). However, the throughput of FLUTE may not be optimal on unicast channels due to the lack of feedback mechanisms. In order to improve the throughput, we proposed Reliable FLUTE (R-FLUTE) by introducing the feedback mechanisms into the FLUTE. We have fully implemented R-FLUTE and evaluate effective configurations of R-FLUTE. We also compare R-FLUTE with other conventional TCP-based and UDP-based file transfer protocols (e.g., FTP and TFTP) over unstable wireless networks. The experiment result shows that in comparison with FTP, R-FLUTE shows 10% to 80% throughput gain over unstable wireless networks.

Keywords

AL-FEC File Transfer Protocol FLUTE UDP Video Streaming Wireless Networks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shih-Ying Chang
    • 1
  • Xin-Yan Yeh
    • 2
  • Hsin-Ta Chiao
    • 1
  • Hung-Min Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.Information and Communications Research LaboratoriesIndustrial Technology Research InstituteHsingchuTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsingchuTaiwan, R.O.C.

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