Clustering in cognitive radio for multimedia streaming over wireless Sensor networks

Abstract : Streaming over multimedia WSN (MWSN) in urban environment is challenging due to many issues among which spectrum scarcity and high radio interference. Such conditions make it difficult to ensure high bandwidth, low transmission delay and low packet losses required for real time multimedia streaming applications. In this paper, we propose COMUS a COgnitive radio solution for MUltimedia streaming over wireless Sensor networks which uses both cognitive radio technology and clustering mechanism to enhance spectrum and energy efficiency. In COMUS we consider clustering the MWSN nodes into different clusters to ensure low energy consumption. Furthermore, based on the nodes geographical position and the actual and the forecasted channel availability, we aim to ensure stable clusters forming. The multimedia streaming from a particular source node to the sink node, require a physical channel selection to perform the corresponding routing task. Thus, in COMUS we propose an efficient channel selection to prevent frequent channel switching which considers the PU (Primary User) activity forecasts. Our simulation results show that COMUS outperforms the two existing pioneering mechanisms called SEARCH and SCEEM and this in terms of providing higher video quality (PSNR and frame rate), lower end-to-end transmission delay and lower frame loss ratio under varied spectrum conditions.
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Abbas Bradai, Kamal Singh, Abderrezak Rachedi, Toufik Ahmed. Clustering in cognitive radio for multimedia streaming over wireless Sensor networks. International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2015, Aug 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia. ⟨10.1109/IWCMC.2015.7289251⟩. ⟨hal-01223810⟩



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