Rate Distortion Based Path Selection for Video Streaming Over Wireless Adhoc Network
A Mobile Ad-Hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring infrastructureless network of mobile devices connected by wireless. Most of the existing ad-hoc routing algorithms select the shortest path using various resources. However the selected path may not be the best path for video applications. The problems with existing methods are frequent route change with respect to change in topology, congestion as result of traffic and battery limitations since it's an infrastructure less network. The set of rules were evaluated with proactive and reactive protocols namely DSDV, AODV and DSR in the NS-2 simulation environment based on metrics such as total energy consumed, throughput, packet delivery ratio and average end-to-end delay.