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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.5 P.910-918


An adaptive FEC to protect RoHC and UDP-Lite H.264 video critical data

Author(s):  Chen Zhi-kui

Affiliation(s):  Networks and System Communications, Regional Computer Center, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart 70550, Germany

Corresponding email(s):   zchen@rus.uni-stuttgart.de

Key Words:  Adaptive Forward Error Correction (AFEC), H.264, RoHC, UDP-Lite, UMTS, Bluetooth, Critical data, Erroneous SDU

Chen Zhi-kui. An adaptive FEC to protect RoHC and UDP-Lite H.264 video critical data[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(5): 910-918.

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This paper describes how to use an adaptive Forward Error Correction (AFEC) algorithm to efficiently protect the critical data areas of compressed headers and UDP-Lite packets for data transport in a radio link layer of a wireless connection. Augmented with roHC and UDP-Lite, for h.264 video transmissions over wireless channels in a heterogeneous wired-wireless environment, the erroneous packet payloads can be useful and better able to cope with lost packets (native UDP case), by adopting some of the erasure and error resilient modes in h.264. The context transfer during inter/intra handover is also discussed. Simulations demonstrated that the proposed scenario significantly improves the PSNR performance and video quality.

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