Adaptive Bit Rate Video Streaming Through an RF/Free Space Optical Laser Link

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Akbulut, A.; Ilgin, H. A.; Efe, M.
Free space laser communication; link availability; adaptive video streaming
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This paper presents a channel-adaptive video streaming scheme which adjusts video bit rate according to channel conditions and transmits video through a hybrid RF/free space optical (FSO) laser communication system. The design criteria of the FSO link for video transmission to 2.9 km distance have been given and adaptive bit rate video streaming according to the varying channel state over this link has been studied. It has been shown that the proposed structure is suitable for uninterrupted transmission of videos over the hybrid wireless network with reduced packet delays and losses even when the received power is decreased due to weather conditions.