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Future Internet 2013, 5(4), 535-567; doi:10.3390/fi5040535

Sending Safety Video over WiMAX in Vehicle Communications

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1 Suqian College, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu 223800, China 2 Computer Communication Network Research Lab, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, 161 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
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Received: 6 June 2013 / Revised: 8 August 2013 / Accepted: 28 August 2013 / Published: 31 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vehicular Communications and Networking)


This paper reports on the design of an OPNET simulation platform to test the performance of sending real-time safety video over VANET (Vehicular Adhoc NETwork) using the WiMAX technology. To provide a more realistic environment for streaming real-time video, a video model was created based on the study of video traffic traces captured from a realistic vehicular camera, and different design considerations were taken into account. A practical controller over real-time streaming protocol is implemented to control data traffic congestion for future road safety development. Our driving video model was then integrated with the WiMAX OPNET model along with a mobility model based on real road maps. Using this simulation platform, different mobility cases have been studied and the performance evaluated in terms of end-to-end delay, jitter and visual experience.
Keywords: vehicular camera; WiMAX; Ad-hoc; video; modeling vehicular camera; WiMAX; Ad-hoc; video; modeling
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