Emulation platform design for multimedia applications over vehicular networks
Tutor / director / evaluatorMata Díaz, Jordi
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Safety applications seems that will be decisive for a successful introduction to the automotive market for the vehicular networks. However, another kind of applications could be very helpful in order to reach the maximum number of equipped vehicles after market introduction, because can attract a greater number of users and facilitate a vehicular infrastructure investment because vehicular communication must provide business opportunities for Internet service providers to generate revenue. One of these kind of applications is live video streaming over vehicular networks. Video streaming is an attractive feature to many applications, such as emergency live video transmission, video on demand services, road-side video advertisement broadcasting and inter-vehicle video conversation. Test and evaluate implementations in a real testbed environment could be very costly and di cult in this kind of networks. Simulations are still commonly used as a first step in any development for vehicular networks research. Therefore, to test this kind of applications an emulation platform for multimedia applications over vehicular networks is presented in this article. We’ve studied the performance of video streaming services in a infrastructure environment over a highways taking special account in the losses that produces handovers during the communication caused by the network mobility.