Perceived QoS

Impact Of RLC Losses On Quality Prediction For H.264 Video Over UMTS Networks

Asiya Khan, Lingfen Sun, Emmanuel Ifeachor, Jose Oscar Fajardo, Fidel Liberal
2010 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2010). Singapore. July 19-23

<span lang="en">In Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) Radio Link Control (RLC) losses severely affect the Quality of Service (QoS) due to high error probability. Therefore, for any video quality prediction model, it is important to model the radio-link loss behaviour. In this paper we evaluate the impact of the radio access network on the end-to-end QoS for H.264 encoded video. In order to characterize the QoS level, a learning model based on Adaptive Neural Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) is proposed that takes into account the RLC loss models to predict the video quality in terms of the Mean Opinion Score (MOS). The RLC loss models considered are 2-state Markov models with variable mean burst lengths. The aim of the paper is two-fold. First, to find the impact of QoS parameters in both the physical and application layer on end-to-end video quality. Second, to propose a prediction model based on ANFIS to predict video quality over UMTS networks. ANFIS is well suited for video quality prediction over error prone and bandwidth restricted UMTS as it combines the advantages of neural networks and fuzzy systems. The ANFIS model is trained with a combination of application and physical layer parameters. The performance of the proposed model is validated with unseen dataset. These studies should help in the understanding of the impact of both the application and physical layer parameters on end-to-end video quality and in QoS control methods and adaptation.</span>

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