Analysis of the Packet Loss Process for Multimedia Traffic
2004 (English)In: Intl. Conference on Telecommunication Systems Modeling and Analysis, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
In the case of multimedia traffic, like VBR video, the average loss probability is not sufficient to investigate the effects of loss on perceived visual quality, but it is difficult to analytically model the queuing behavior for such traffic. It has been shown that in the case of realtime communications, for which small buffers are used for delay reasons, short range dependence dominates the loss process and so the Markovmodulated Poisson process (MMPP) might be a reasonable source model. In this paper we present an exact mathematical model for the loss process of an MMPP+M/D/1/K queue; we validate it via simulations and compare it to other mathematical models, like the MMPP+M/M/1/K and the Gilbert model, and to simulations with real MPEG-4 video traces. We conclude that the other models give accurate results only in a small set of network scenarios, while our model can capture the loss process of VBR video sufficiently well in most cases. This makes it possible to analyze the effects of forward error correction on transmission quality in various network scenarios.
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Research subject SRA - ICT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-47485OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-47485DiVA: diva2:455502
Intl. Conference on Telecommunication Systems Modeling and Analysis
QC 201111142011-11-102011-11-102013-09-09Bibliographically approved