Evaluation of video transmission in emergency response ad - hoc networks

TitleEvaluation of video transmission in emergency response ad - hoc networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBouras, C, Kioumourtzis, G, Gkamas, A, Kapoulas, V, Politaki, D, Tsanai, E
Conference Name4th International Conference on Data Communication Networking - DCNET 2013, Reykjavvk, Iceland
Date PublishedJuly 29 - 31
Abstract

Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are becoming more essential to wireless communications due to growing popularity of mobile devices. MANETs are also essential in Emergency Response situation where network information flow between deployed units is vital. In such cases voice and video transmission is essential to form a global view of the situation and decide on action. However, MANETs do not seem to effectively support multimedia applications and especially video transmission. In this work we evaluate the use of multiple interfaces and multiple channels for Video Transmission in Emergency Response Ad hoc Networks. We also evaluate the video transmission with rate adaptation. Aim of this paper is to tune multiinterfaces and multi-channels video transmission mechanisms in order to support better emerging situations and offer a solution to have acceptable transmission of the necessary video streams so that the control can get a complete overall picture of the situation and decide on the action to be taken. The simulation evaluation performed shows that multi-interfaces and multi-channels video transmission offers many advantages in Video Transmission in Emergency Response Ad hoc Networks.

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