Impact of cross-layer adaptations of mobile IP on IEEE 802.11 networks on video streamingImpact of cross-layer adaptations of mobile IP on IEEE 802.11 networks on video streaming
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Modeling Of Systems and Internet Communication (MOSAIC)
International journal of adaptive, resilient and autonomic systems
1(2010):3, p. 59-80
University of Antwerp
The OSI network layer model provides a strictly separated stacked architecture to abstract the behavior of one layer from the other. Although this model has a lot of advantages, it also makes it easy to lose the bigger picture. In this paper, the authors describe the advantages that can be made by cross-layering the link layer and networking layer to optimize handovers. The performance gain of these cross-layer adaptations will be analyzed using a simulation scenario and compared to the results from a real-life video streaming test. The authors will show that the performance gain in network parameters cannot be directly mapped on the gain of the video quality.