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Video Transmission for 3G Mobile Communication Systems



Hamid Gharavi, K Ban


This paper presents the design and implementation of a mobile ad-hoc network for video communications. The network architecture is based on cluster-to-cluster operation using IEEE 802.11b FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum). FHSS is considered to provide a better network scalability in terms of area coverage. In this architecture, the participating nodes in one cluster communicate with nodes in other clusters via their respective mobile Access-Points (APs). The link between the mobile APs is accomplished using the Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol. Video streaming is based on H.263+/RTP/UDP/IP/802.11.b. This network has been implemented using a set of APs and PDAs devices for demonstration and field testing. In our implementation so far, the experimental set up consists of 4-clusters operating in an ad-hoc manner. The paper will present the design aspects of the proposed network as well as the overall system evaluation in terms of video quality, packet-loss rate, and number of hops.
Proceedings Title
Third Generation Wireless Communication and Beyond, International Conference | | | Delson Group
Conference Dates
October 1, 2001
Conference Location
Washington DC, 1, USA
Conference Title
3G Wireless


Ad-hoc Networks, Cluster Networks, IEEE 802.11b, Video Streaming, wireless LAN (WLAN)


Gharavi, H. and Ban, K. (2002), Video Transmission for 3G Mobile Communication Systems, Third Generation Wireless Communication and Beyond, International Conference | | | Delson Group, Washington DC, 1, USA (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021