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Multi-source video multicast in internet-connected wireless mesh networks.

Tu, Wanqing; Sreenan, Cormac J.; Jha, Sanjay; Zhang, Qian


Wanqing Tu

Cormac J. Sreenan

Sanjay Jha

Qian Zhang


Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) connect to the Internet via access gateways. This paper studies multi-sourcevideo multicast in Internet-connected WMNs. The focus is onthe design of a shareable integrated multicast that allows the multicasts of video sources to employ common Internet shortcuts or WMN paths to avoid potentially high WMN overheads and excessive Internet usage. Several algorithms are described that together form a video multicast framework running a controlled number of shareable multicasts under the constraint of Internet availability. These algorithms are the resource-efficient source group algorithm, the efficient integrated architecture algorithm, and the interference-controlled multicasting tree algorithm. These algorithms represent different approaches to overcoming various costs arising from multi-source video multicast, enabling multiple video sources to distribute delay and throughput-guaranteed videos to receivers across large-scale areas. Simulation results are presented that quantify the performance gains that can be achieved.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2017
Journal IEEE transactions on mobile computing
Print ISSN 1536-1233
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 12
Pages 3431-3444
Institution Citation TU, W., SREENAN, C.J., JHA, S. and ZHANG, Q. 2017. Multi-source video multicast in internet-connected wireless mesh networks. IEEE transactions on mobile computing [online], 16(12), pages 3431-3444. Available from:
Keywords Multisource multicast; Wireless mesh networks; Largescale routing; Video streaming; Shareable multicast


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