Layered Video Transmission Using Wireless Path Diversity Based on Grey Relational Analysis
Scalable video applications have been gaining popularity during last years. Providing high quality video over wireless networks towards heterogeneous receivers is a challenging task due to erratic and time-varying nature of a wireless channel. Compressed video bit-streams, such as Scalable Video Coding (SVC), are very vulnerable to channel disturbances when transmitted over error-prone wireless channels. Transmission errors not only corrupt the current frame, but also propagate to next frames along motions prediction path. In this paper, the authors propose a novel scheme for transmission of SVC-based streams over Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) with Unequal Error Protection (UEP) based on Appropriate Path Selection (APS) and Network Coding (NC).