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QoE Enhancements for Video Traffic in Wireless Networks through Selective Packet Drops

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This paper proposes a queuing technique for important video frame packets with the objective to improve the performance of video transmission as perceived by the end users, across the IEEE 802.11e network. The proposed mechanism preserves the video Quality of Experience (QoE) by avoiding the I-Frames transmitted as part of the Group of Pictures (GoP) from being dropped during queue congestion. The method is evaluated using the NS-3 simulator with the Evalvid module and the results demonstrate the video flows will have better in Mean Opinion Score from the subjective evaluation point of view compared to the original IEEE 802.11e queueing.

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  • IEEE 802.11e
  • EDCA
  • QoE
  • NS-3
  • Evalvid

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This project is part of a PhD research currently being carried out at Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN), Plymouth University, U.K. The deepest gratitude and thanks to Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education for funding this PhD research.

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Khambari, N., Ghita, B. (2019). QoE Enhancements for Video Traffic in Wireless Networks through Selective Packet Drops. In: Alfred, R., Lim, Y., Ibrahim, A., Anthony, P. (eds) Computational Science and Technology. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 481. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2622-6_29

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