Mobility

Evaluation of H.264/AVC Over IEEE 802.11p Vehicular Networks

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Executive Summary

The capacity of vehicular networks to offer non-safety services, like infotainment applications or the exchange of multimedia information between vehicles, have attracted a great deal of attention to the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). In particular, in this paper, the authors focus their attention on IEEE 802.11p which defines enhancements to IEEE 802.11 required to support ITS applications. They present an FPGA-based testbed developed to evaluate H.264/AVC (Advanced Video Coding) video transmission over vehicular networks. The testbed covers some of the most common situations in vehicle-to-vehicle and roadside-to-vehicle communications and it is highly flexible, allowing the performance evaluation of different vehicular standard configurations.

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