1st Edition

Broadband Mobile Multimedia
Techniques and Applications




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ISBN 9781420051841
Published June 3, 2008 by Auerbach Publications
584 Pages - 159 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Multimedia service provisioning is believed to be one of the prerequisites to guarantee the success of next-generation wireless networks. Examining the role of multimedia in state-of-the-art wireless systems and networks, Broadband Mobile Multimedia: Techniques and Applications presents a collection of introductory concepts, fundamental techniques, the latest advances, and open issues in this important area.

Divided into four sections, the volume begins with an introduction to various broadband wireless multimedia systems. Using video as an application example, it then focuses on the routing and cross-layer design issue of multimedia communication over multihop wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. The next section discusses issues related to multimedia communications over WLANs—a dominant part of today’s broadband wireless access networks. The book concludes with recent developments in quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning mechanisms and other enabling technologies, including middleware, mobility management, scheduling, and power control.

With numerous illustrative figures and extensive references, this useful technical guide gives in-depth treatments of basic topics, a solid overview of cutting-edge advances, and a representative sampling of important research outcomes.

Table of Contents

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS
Design Challenges for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
Tommaso Melodia and Kaushik R. Chowdhury
Performance Analysis of Multimedia Traffic over HSDPA
Irene de Bruin, Frank Brouwer, Neill Whillans, Yusun Fu, and Youqian Xiao
Interactive Mobile TV Technologies: An Overview
Ramakrishna Vedantham and Igor D.D. Curcio
Multiparty Audioconferencing on Wireless Networks
R. Venkatesha Prasad, Vijay S. Rao, H.N. Shankar, and R. Muralishankar
MULTIMEDIA OVER AD HOCAND SENSOR NETWORKS
Routing for Video Communications over Wireless Ad HocNetworks
Shiwen Mao, Y. Thomas Hou, Hanif D. Sherali, and Scott F. Midkiff
Multipath Unicast and Multicast Video Communication over Wireless Ad HocNetworks
Wei Wei and Avideh Zakhor
Video Communications over Wireless Sensor Networks
Min Chen, Shiwen Mao, Yong Yuan, and Victor C.M. Leung
MULTIMEDIA OVER WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
Multimedia Quality-of-Service Support in IEEE 802.11 Standards
Zhifeng Tao, Thanasis Korakis, Shivendra Panwar, and Leandros Tassiulas
Peer-Assisted Video Streaming over WLANs
Danjue Li, Chen-Nee Chuah, Gene Cheung, and S.J. Ben Yoo
Multimedia Services over Broadband Wireless LAN
Jianhua He, Zuoyin Tang, Yan Zhang, and Zongkai Yang
Improving User-Perceived Quality for Video Streaming over WLAN
Nikki Cranley and Gabriel-Miro Muntean
QUALITY OF SERVICE AND ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
End-to-End QoS Support for Video Delivery over Wireless Internet
Qian Zhang, Wenwu Zhu, and Ya-Qin Zhang
Handoff Management of Wireless Multimedia Services: A Middleware Approach
P. Bellavista, A. Corradi, and L. Foschini
Packet Scheduling in Broadband Wireless Multimedia Networks
Rong Yu, Yan Zhang, Zhi Sun, and Shunliang Mei
The Peak-to-Average Power Ratio in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Wireless Communication Systems
Tao Jiang, Laurence T. Yang, and Yan Zhang
Index

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