A Review on an Access Point-Based FEC Mechanism for Video Transmission over Wireless LANs
Video transmission over the wireless network faces many challenges. The most critical challenge is related to packet loss. To overcome the problem of packet loss, Forward Error Correction is used by adding extra packets known as redundant packet or parity packet. Currently, FEC mechanisms have been adopted together with Automatic Repeat request (ARQ) mechanism to overcome packet losses and avoid network congestion in various wireless network conditions. In the current Adaptive FEC mechanism, the FEC packets are decided by the average queue length and average packet retransmission times. The Adaptive FEC mechanisms have been proposed to suit the network condition by generating FEC packets adaptively in the wireless network. However, the current Adaptive FEC mechanism has some major drawbacks such as the reduction of recovery performance which injects too many excessive FEC packets into the network. This is not flexible enough to adapt with varying wireless network condition. Therefore, the enhancement of Adaptive FEC mechanism (AFEC) known as Enhanced Adaptive FEC (Enface) has been proposed. The aim is to improve recovery performance on the current Adaptive FEC mechanism by injecting FEC packets dynamically based on varying wireless network conditions. Based on the findings, the optimal amount of FEC generated by Enface mechanism can recover high packet loss and produce good video quality An Enhanced Random Early Detection Forward Error Correction (ERED-FEC) mechanism is implemented to improve the quality of video transmissions over Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs).
Ravneet Singh, Rachna Rajput