New emerging services, such as real-time video streaming or video on demand, are causing rapid growth in packet transmission over wireless networks. Unlike voice calls, for which the duration is usually not very long, video streaming applications require continuous transmission for a long time. Therefore, video streaming applications in mobile networks consume more energy compared with voice calls. Thus, the task of optimizing data transmission algorithms has become more important during the last few years. Apparently, the majority of multimedia traffic is video transmission. These applications consume much more power, compared with audio or general data transmission, because of higher throughput requirements. This paper addresses the problem of decreasing power consumption due to video transmission applications in Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. There are existing solutions for managing power consumption during video transmission. In particular, Third-Generation Partnership Project LTE Advanced (LTE-A) has defined the discontinuous reception/transmission (DRX/DRT) mechanism to allow devices to turn off their radio interfaces and go to sleep in various patterns. Some other similar solutions suggest DRX/DRT optimization to maximize the sleep periods of devices while guaranteeing quality of service in multimedia applications. However, existing solutions for packet transmission optimization are not very effective without physical-layer optimization. However, existing solutions for packet transmission optimization are not very effective without physical-layer optimization. We suggest a new method of modulation for improving energy efficiency of wireless video transmission. Four different schemes of quasi-quadrature modulation using multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) techniques with different quality of service performances are proposed in this paper. We simulate H.264/AVC video transmission. Results confirm the theoretical analysis. The proposed approach is able to improve energy efficiency while providing the same packet loss probability.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Automotive Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics