Efficient wireless multimedia multicast in multi-rate multi-channel mesh networks.
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TU, W. 2016. Efficient wireless multimedia multicast in multi-rate multi-channel mesh networks. IEEE transactions on signal and information processing over networks [online], 2(3), 376-390. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSIPN.2016.2550806
Devices in wireless mesh networks can operate on multiple channels and automatically adjust their transmission rates for the occupied channels. This paper shows how to improve performance-guaranteed multicasting transmission coverage for wireless multi-hop mesh networks by exploring the transmission opportunity offered by multiple rates (MR) and multiple channels (MC). Based on the characteristics of transmissions with different rates, we propose and analyze parallel low-rate transmissions (PLT) and alternative rate transmissions (ART) to explore the advantages of MRMC in improving the performance and coverage tradeoff under the constraint of limited channel resources. We then apply these new transmission schemes to improving the WMN multicast experience. Combined with the strategy of reliable interference-controlled connections, a novel MRMC multicast algorithm (LC-MRMC) is designed to make efficient use of channel and rate resources to greatly extend wireless multicast coverage with high throughput and short delay performance. Our NS2 simulation results prove that ART and LC-MRMC achieve improved wireless transmission quality across much larger areas as compared to other related studies.