Energy-Aware Rate and Description Allocation Optimized Video Streaming for Mobile D2D Communications

Trung Q. Duong, N.-S. Vo, N.T. Hieu, M. Guizani, L. Shu

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The proliferation problem of video streaming applications and mobile devices has prompted wireless network operators to put more efforts into improving quality of experience (QoE) while saving resources that are needed for high transmission rate and large size of video streaming. To deal with this problem, we propose an energy-aware rate and description allocation optimization method for video streaming in cellular network assisted device-to-device (D2D) communications. In particular, we allocate the optimal bit rate to each layer of video segments and packetize the segments into multiple descriptions with embedded forward error correction (FEC) for realtime streaming without retransmission. Simultaneously, the optimal number of descriptions is allocated to each D2D helper for transmission. The two allocation processes are done according to the access rate of segments, channel state information (CSI) of D2D requester, and remaining energy of helpers, to gain the highest optimization performance. Simulation results demonstrate that our proposed method (named OPT) significantly enhances the performance of video streaming in terms of high QoE and energy saving.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6791 - 6796
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 08 Jun 201512 Jun 2015


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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