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Video Distribution Techniques over WiMAX Networks for m-Health Applications

Markarian, Garik and Mihaylova, Lyudmila and Tsitserov, Dmitry and Zvikhachevskaya, Anna (2012) Video Distribution Techniques over WiMAX Networks for m-Health Applications. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 16 (1). pp. 24-30. ISSN 1089-7771

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a novel approach for video distribution over IEEE 802.16 networks for mobile Healthcare (m-Health) applications. The technique incorporates resource distribution, scheduling and content-aware video streaming taking advantage of a flexible quality of service (QoS) functionality offered by IEEE 802.16/WiMAX technology. The proposed technique is thoroughly investigated using network simulator (NS-2) software under various real-life m-Health scenarios, which include streaming video over medium access control (MAC) layer service connections. It is shown that the technique is fully compatible with the WiMAX standard specification and allows a 9-16% increase of the overall network throughput, which is dependent upon the initial system configuration and the selection of WiMAX user parameters.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
Additional Information: Special issue on 4G Health The Long Term Evolution of m-Health
Uncontrolled Keywords: m-Health ; video transmission ; WiMAX
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 50654
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2011 16:23
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50654

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