Adaptive Error Control for Wireless Multimedia
Yankopolus, Andreas George
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Future wireless networks will be required to support multimedia traffic in addition to traditional best-effort network services. Supporting multimedia traffic on wired networks presents a large number of design problems, particularly for networks that run connectionless data transport protocols such as the TCP/IP protocol suite. These problems are magnified for wireless links, as the quality of such links varies widely and uncontrollably. This dissertation presents new tools developed for the design and realization of wireless networks including, for the first time, analytical channel models for predicting the efficacy of error control codes, interleaving schemes, and signalling protocols, and several novel algorithms for matching and adapting system parameters (such as error control and frame length) to time-varying channels and Quality of Service (QoS) requirements.