An OMNeT++ Framework to Evaluate Video Transmission in Mobile Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks

Denis Rosario, Zhongliang Zhao, Claudio Silva, Eduardo Cerqueira, Torsten Braun
2013 Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques  
The development and evaluation of new algorithms and protocols for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSNs) are usually supported by means of a discrete event network simulator, where OMNeT++ is one of the most important ones. However, experiments involving multimedia transmission, video flows with different characteristics, genres, group of pictures lengths, and coding techniques must be evaluated based also on Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics to reflect the user's perception. Such
more » ... ments require the evaluation of video-related information, i.e., frame type, received/lost, delay, jitter, decoding errors, as well as inter and intra-frame dependency of received/distorted videos. However, existing OMNeT++ frameworks for WMSNs do not support video transmissions with QoE-awareness, neither a large set of mobility traces to enable evaluations under different multimedia/mobile situations. In this paper, we propose a Mobile MultiMedia Wireless Sensor Network OMNeT++ framework (M3WSN) to support transmission, control and evaluation of real video sequences in mobile WMSNs.
doi:10.4108/icst.simutools.2013.251706 dblp:conf/simutools/RosarioZSCB13 fatcat:hit536t3xzabjmyyz56pv7jx5y