Multi-User Video Streaming Using Unequal Error Protection Network Coding in Wireless Networks

Date Added: Jul 2012
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In this paper, the authors investigate a multi-user video streaming system applying Unequal Error Protection (UEP) Network Coding (NC) for simultaneous real-time exchange of scalable video streams among multiple users. They focus on a simple wireless scenario where users exchange encoded data packets over a common central network node (e.g., a base station or an access point) that aims to capture the fundamental system behaviour. Their goal is to present analytical tools that provide both the decoding probability analysis and the expected delay guarantees for different importance layers of scalable video streams.