Evaluation of Single Rate Multicast Congestion Control Schemes for MPEG-4 Video Transmission

TitleEvaluation of Single Rate Multicast Congestion Control Schemes for MPEG-4 Video Transmission
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBouras, C, Gkamas, A, Kioumourtzis, G
Conference Name5th EURO - NGI Conference on Next Generation Internet Networks (NGI 2009), Aveiro, Portugal
Date PublishedJuly 1 - 3
Abstract

We present in this paper a simulation-based
comparison of one of the best known multicast congestion
control schemes - TFMCC - against our proposed Adaptive
Smooth Multicast Protocol (ASMP). ASMP consists of a singlerate
multicast congestion control, which takes advantage of the
RTCP Sender (SR) and Receiver Reports (RR) in order to
adjust the sender?s transmission rate in respect of the network
conditions. The innovation in ASMP lays in the “smooth”
transmission rate, which is TCP-friendly and prevent
oscillations. We use an integrated simulation environment
named Multi-Evalvid-RA for the evaluation of the two
congestion control schemes. Multi-Evalvid-RA provides all the
necessary tools to perform simulation studies and assess the
video quality by using both network related metrics along with
video quality measurements. The performance evaluation
results show that ASMP is a very efficient solution for rate
adaptive multimedia applications and a serious competitor to
well know TFMCC.

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