On the effects of the packet size distribution on the packet loss process
2006 (English)In: Telecommunications Systems, ISSN 1018-4864, E-ISSN 1572-9451, Vol. 32, no 1, 31-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Real-time multimedia applications have to use forward error correction (FEC) anderror concealment techniques to cope with losses in today's best-effort Internet. The efficiency of these solutions is known however to depend on the correlation between losses in the media stream. In this paper we investigate how the packet size distribution affects the packet loss process, that is, the distribution of the number of lost packets in a block, the related FEC performance and the average loss run length. We present mathematical models for the loss process of the MMPP+M/D/1/K and the MMPP+M/M/1/K queues; we validate the models via simulations, and compare the results to simulation results with an MPEG-4 coded video trace. We conclude that the deterministic packet size distribution (PSD) not only results in lower stationary loss probability than the exponential one, but also gives a less correlated loss process, both at a particular average link load and at a particular stationary loss probability as seen by the media stream.Our results show that for applications that can only measure the packet loss probability, the effects of the PSD on FEC performance are higher in access networks, where a single multimedia stream might affect the multiplexing behavior. Our results show that the effects of the PSD on FEC performance are higher in access networks, where a single multimedia stream might affect the multiplexing behavior and thus can improve the queuing performance by decreasing the variance of its PSD.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 32, no 1, 31-53 p.
forward error correction, loss run length, performance evaluation, Markov modulated Poisson process
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9093DOI: 10.1007/s11235-006-8201-3ISI: 000237826500002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33744546796OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9093DiVA: diva2:14655
QC 20100924. Uppdaterad från Accepted till Published (20100924).2006-02-132006-02-132013-09-09Bibliographically approved