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Multimedia Services in Wireless Internet: Modeling and Analysis

ISBN: 978-0-470-77065-8
290 pages
July 2009, ©2009
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Learn how to provide seamless, high quality multimedia for the wireless Internet

This book introduces the promising protocols for multimedia services and presents the analytical frameworks for measuring their performance in wireless networks. Furthermore, the book shows how to fine-tune the parameters for Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning in order to illustrate the effect that QoS has upon the stability, integrity and growth of next generation wireless Internet. In addition, the authors provide the tools required to implement this understanding. These tools are particularly useful for design and engineering network architecture and protocols for future wireless Internet. Additionally, the book provides a good overview of wireless networks, while also appealing to network researchers and engineers.

Key Features:

  • Provides a comprehensive and analytical understanding of the performance of multimedia services in wireless Internet, and the tools to implement such an understanding
  • Addresses issues such as IEEE 802.11, AIMD/RED (Additive Increase-Multiplicative Decrease/ Random Early Detection), multimedia traffic models, congestion control and random access networks
  • Investigates the impact of wireless characteristics on QoS constraint multimedia applications
  • Includes a case study on AIMD for multimedia playback applications
  • Features numerous examples, suggested reading and review questions for each chapter

This book is an invaluable resource for postgraduate students undertaking courses in wireless networks and multimedia services, students studying advanced graduate courses in electrical engineering and computer science, and researchers and engineers in the field of wireless networks.

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About the Series Editors.

About the Authors.

Preface.

1 Introduction.

1.1 Convergence of Wireless Systems and the Internet.

1.2 Main Challenges in Supporting Multimedia Services.

1.3 Organization of the Text.

2 Packet-level Wireless Channel Model.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Finite-state Markov Model for Fast Fading Channels.

2.3 Channel Model for Frequency-selective Fading Wireless Channels.

2.4 Channel Model for Indoor UWB Wireless Channels with Shadowing.

2.5 Summary.

2.6 Problems.

3 Multimedia Traffic Model.

3.1 Modeling VoIP Traffic.

3.2 Modeling Video Traffic.

3.3 Performance Study of Video over Wired and Wireless Links.

3.4 Scalable Source Coding.

3.5 Summary.

3.6 Problems.

4 AIMD Congestion Control.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 AIMD Protocol Overview.

4.3 TCP-friendly AIMD Parameters.

4.4 Properties of AIMD.

4.5 Case Study: Multimedia Playback Applications with Service Differentiation.

4.6 Performance Evaluation.

4.7 Summary.

4.8 Problems.

5 Stability Property and Performance Bounds of the Internet.

5.1 A Fluid-flow Model of the AIMD/RED System.

5.2 Stability and Fairness Analysis with Delay-free Marking.

5.3 Boundedness of the Homogeneous-flow AIMD/RED System with Time Delay.

5.4 Summary.

5.5 Problems.

6 AIMD in Wireless Internet.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Related Work.

6.3 System Model.

6.4 Analytical Model for Window-controlled Flows.

6.5 Parameter Selection for AIMD.

6.6 Performance Evaluation.

6.7 Summary.

6.8 Problems.

7 TCP-friendly Rate Control in Wireless Internet.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 System Model.

7.3 Analytical Model for Rate-controlled Flows.

7.4 Performance Evaluation.

7.5 Summary.

7.6 Problems.

8 Multimedia Services in Wireless Random Access Networks.

8.1 Brief History of Random Access Technologies.

8.2 IEEE 802.11 Protocol.

8.3 WLAN with Saturated Stations.

8.4 WLAN with Unbalanced Traffic.

8.5 TFRC in the Mobile Hotspot.

8.6 Summary.

8.7 Problems.

Appendices.

Appendix A TCP and AQM Overview.

A.1 TCP Protocol.

A.1.1 TCP connection management.

A.1.2 TCP error control.

A.1.3 TCP flow control and congestion control.

A.2 Active Queue Management.

Appendix B Datagram Congestion Control Protocol Overview.

B.1 DCCP-2: TCP-like Congestion Control.

B.2 DCCP-3: TFRC Congestion Control.

References.

Index.

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Lin Cai received M.A.Sc and Ph.D degrees (with Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award) in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Since July 2005, she has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests span several areas in wireless communications and networking, with a focus on network protocol and architecture design supporting emerging multimedia traffic over wireless, mobile, ad hoc, and sensor networks. She serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2007–), EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (2006–), and International Journal of Sensor Networks (2006–).

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen received a B.Sc (1982) degree from Dalian Maritime University (China) and M.Sc (1987) and Ph.D degrees (1990) from Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA), all in electrical engineering. He is a University Research Chair Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research focuses on mobility and resource management in interconnected wireless/wired networks, UWB wireless communications networks, wireless network security, wireless body area networks and vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks. He is a co-author of three books, and has published more than 400 papers and book chapters in wireless communications and networks, control and filtering. He serves as the Tutorial Chair for IEEE ICC’08, the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Globecom’07, the General Co-Chair for Chinacom’07 and QShine’06 and the Founding Chair for IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on P2P Communications and Networking. He also serves as a Founding Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications; Editor-in-Chief for Peer-to-Peer Networking and Application; Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; KICS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks, Computer Networks; ACM/Wireless Networks; and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley), etc. He has also served as Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine and ACM Mobile Networks and Applications, etc. Dr Shen received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006, and the Outstanding Performance Award in 2004 and 2008 from the University of Waterloo, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada, and the Distinguished Performance Award in 2002 and 2007 from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo. Dr Shen is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He is also a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada.

Jon W. Mark received a B.A.Sc degree from the University of Toronto in 1962, and M.Eng. and Ph.D degrees from McMaster University in 1968 and 1970, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1962 to 1970, he was an engineer and then a senior engineer at Canadian Westinghouse Co. Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In September 1970 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He served as the Department Chairman during the period July 1984–June 1990. In 1996 he established the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Waterloo and is currently serving as its founding Director. Dr Mark has been on sabbatical leave at the following places: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, as a Visiting Research Scientist (1976–77); AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, as a Resident Consultant (1982–83); Laboratoire MASI, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, as an Invited Professor (1990–91); and Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, as a Visiting Professor (1994–95). He has previously worked in the areas of adaptive equalization, image and video coding, spread spectrum communications, computer communication networks, ATM switch design and traffic management. His current research interests are in broadband wireless communications and networking, resource and mobility management, and cross domain interworking. He is a co-author of the text entitled Wireless Communications and Networking (Prentice-Hall, 2003), and the book entitled Wireless Broadband Networks (Wiley, 2009). A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Life Fellow of IEEE, Dr Mark is the recipient of the 2000 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research and the 2000 Award of Merit of the Education Foundation of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals. He was an editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications (1983–1990), a member of the Inter-Society Steering Committee of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (1992–2003), a member of the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee (1995–1998), an editor of Wireless Networks (1993–2004), and an associate editor of Telecommunication Systems (1994–2004). He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Wiley Series Advanced Texts in Communications and Networking.

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