Date Added: Apr 2011
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).