On network bandwidth sharing for transporting rate-adaptive packet video using feedback

Yiwei Thomas Hou, Shivendra Panwar, Zhi Li Zhang, Henry Tzeng, Ya Qin Zhang

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While existing research shows that feedback-based congestion control mechanisms are capable of providing better video quality and higher link utilization for rate-adaptive packet video, there has been relatively little study on how to share network bandwidth among competing rate-adaptive video connections, when feedback control is used in a fully distributed network. This paper addresses this issue by presenting a framework of network bandwidth sharing for transporting rate-adaptive packet video using feedback. We show how a weight-based bandwidth sharing policy can be used to allocate network bandwidth among competing video connections and design a feedback control algorithm using an Available Bit Rate (ABR)-like flow control mechanism. A novel video source rate adaptation algorithm is also introduced to decouple a video source's actual transmission rate from the rate used for distributed protocol convergence. Our feedback control algorithm provides guaranteed convergence and smooth source rate adaptation to our weight-based bandwidth sharing policy under any network configuration and any set of link distances. Finally, we show the on-line minimum rate renegotiation and weight adjustment options in our feedback control algorithm, which offer further flexibility in network bandwidth sharing for video connections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-143
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Volume13
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2000

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On network bandwidth sharing for transporting rate-adaptive packet video using feedback. / Hou, Yiwei Thomas; Panwar, Shivendra; Zhang, Zhi Li; Tzeng, Henry; Zhang, Ya Qin.

In: International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 13, No. 2, 03.2000, p. 117-143.

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Hou, Yiwei Thomas ; Panwar, Shivendra ; Zhang, Zhi Li ; Tzeng, Henry ; Zhang, Ya Qin. / On network bandwidth sharing for transporting rate-adaptive packet video using feedback. In: International Journal of Communication Systems. 2000 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 117-143.
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