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Sensors 2008, 8(8), 4529-4559; doi:10.3390/s8084529

An Energy-Efficient and High-Quality Video Transmission Architecture in Wireless Video-Based Sensor Networks

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
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Received: 15 March 2008 / Revised: 9 June 2008 / Accepted: 9 June 2008 / Published: 4 August 2008

Abstract

Technological progress in the fields of Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and wireless communications and also the availability of CMOS cameras, microphones and small-scale array sensors, which may ubiquitously capture multimedia content from the field, have fostered the development of low-cost limited resources Wireless Video-based Sensor Networks (WVSN). With regards to the constraints of videobased sensor nodes and wireless sensor networks, a supporting video stream is not easy to implement with the present sensor network protocols. In this paper, a thorough architecture is presented for video transmission over WVSN called Energy-efficient and high-Quality Video transmission Architecture (EQV-Architecture). This architecture influences three layers of communication protocol stack and considers wireless video sensor nodes constraints like limited process and energy resources while video quality is preserved in the receiver side. Application, transport, and network layers are the layers in which the compression protocol, transport protocol, and routing protocol are proposed respectively, also a dropping scheme is presented in network layer. Simulation results over various environments with dissimilar conditions revealed the effectiveness of the architecture in improving the lifetime of the network as well as preserving the video quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: Wireless Multimedia Sensor Network; Video Sensor Nodes; Communication Protocol Stack; Energy Efficiency; Video Quality. Wireless Multimedia Sensor Network; Video Sensor Nodes; Communication Protocol Stack; Energy Efficiency; Video Quality.
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Aghdasi, H.S.; Abbaspour, M.; Moghadam, M.E.; Samei, Y. An Energy-Efficient and High-Quality Video Transmission Architecture in Wireless Video-Based Sensor Networks. Sensors 2008, 8, 4529-4559.

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