Joint Source Coding and Data Rate Adaptation for Energy Efficient Wireless Video Streaming

Carlos E. Luna*, Yiftach Eisenberg, Randall Berry, Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

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Rapid growth in wireless networks is fueling demand for video services from mobile users. While the problem of transmitting video over unreliable channels has received some attention, the wireless network environment poses challenges such as transmission power management that have received little attention previously in connection with video. Transmission power management affects battery life in mobile devices, interference to other users, and network capacity. We consider energy efficient transmission of a video sequence under delay and quality constraints. The selection of source coding parameters is considered jointly with transmitter power and rate adaptation, and packet transmission scheduling. The goal is to transmit a video frame using the minimal required transmission energy under delay and quality constraints. Experimental results are presented that illustrate the advantages of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1710-1720
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 2003


  • Energy efficiency
  • Power and rate control
  • Video streaming
  • Wireless video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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