Integrated video and voice transmission using packet reservation multiple access

Sheng Cheng Yeh, Jung Shyr Wu, Yuan Cheng Liang

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This paper proposes a new protocol for the integration of voice and video transmission over the packet reservation multiple access (PRMA) system that is a modification of reservation-ALOHA protocol. We focus on low bit-rate video applications like video conferencing and visual telephony for wireless communications. The ITU-T H.263 standard provides a solution to the need for low bit-rate video compression under 64 kbytes/s. The proposed protocol assumes that each voice terminal follows a traffic pattern of talk spurts and silent gaps with fixed permission probability (p = 0.3), and each video terminal has the higher permission probability (p = 1) to access the available slot based on ITU-T H.263 standard. Again, we present a 'pseudo-reservation' scheme to release slots reserved by video terminals according to the contents of each video transmission buffer, and the active voice terminals can temporarily access the additional slots to improve the performance without sacrificing the video capacity of the system. The packet dropping probability of the active voice terminals and bandwidth utilization of the system are superior to the original PRMA, as indicated in simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2001


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