Layered multimedia broadcast using rateless codes with progressive recovery over cooperative MIMO
1 Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2 School of Aerospace, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
3 EDA Lab, Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012, 2012:327 doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-327Published: 30 October 2012
This article proposes a novel scheme, based on unequal error protected rateless codes, for broadcasting layered multimedia over cooperative multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO). By taking advantage of both cooperation and broadcasting, we first present a two-phase cooperative MIMO broadcast scheme, which exploits distributed diversity in point-to-multipoint communication scenarios. Then, to enhance layered multimedia transmission with progressive recovery, the progressive rateless codes (PRC) is proposed to recover the layered data according to their importance at the expected received ratio of all output packets. Thus, receivers with different packet loss rate can achieve an adaptive recovery of the layered multimedia progressively. Furthermore, based on PRC, a distortion-based layered multimedia broadcast problem is formulated, which optimizes source bitrate of the layered multimedia and coding rates of PRC to improve the quality of experience (QoE) of the multimedia delivery over all receivers. The performance analysis including both analytical results and simulation experiments of Motion-JPEG 2000 broadcast to receivers verifies the superiority of the cooperative broadcast and efficiency of the QoE-driven optimization algorithm.