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APP and PHY in Harmony: A Framework Enabling Flexible Physical Layer Processing to Address Application Requirements

Schulz, Matthias and Stohr, Denny and Wilk, Stefan and Rudolph, Benedikt and Hollick, Matthias (2015):
APP and PHY in Harmony: A Framework Enabling Flexible Physical Layer Processing to Address Application Requirements.
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2015), NetSys, In: 2nd International Conference on Networked Systems (Netsys), pp. 1-3, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Mobile data traffic, particularly mobile video, grows at an unprecedented pace. Despite recent advances at the physical layer, today’s wireless network infrastructure cannot keep up with this growth. This is partially due to the missing flexibility to adapt the physical layer continuously to best support both application level as well as network requirements. In this paper we show how to harness the flexibility of advanced physical layers in practice. We designed and implemented a research platform that provides a flexible application-centric physical layer for Android smartphones using software-defined radios (SDRs) as radio interfaces. Our solution allows applications to define flows and apply per-flow settings that are mapped into distinct physical layer settings. As a proof-of-concept and for testbed evaluation, we implemented our system together with a mobile video streaming application. The latter uses a Motion-JPEG based lightweight scalable video codec (SVC) to generate incremental data flows. We show that our system maximizes video quality at the receiver’s side, while keeping the energy consumption at the transmitter at a minimum. Our solution demonstrates that jointly optimizing network traffic and application quality is feasible in practice using a flexible physical layer processing approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Schulz, Matthias and Stohr, Denny and Wilk, Stefan and Rudolph, Benedikt and Hollick, Matthias
Title: APP and PHY in Harmony: A Framework Enabling Flexible Physical Layer Processing to Address Application Requirements
Language: English
Abstract:

Mobile data traffic, particularly mobile video, grows at an unprecedented pace. Despite recent advances at the physical layer, today’s wireless network infrastructure cannot keep up with this growth. This is partially due to the missing flexibility to adapt the physical layer continuously to best support both application level as well as network requirements. In this paper we show how to harness the flexibility of advanced physical layers in practice. We designed and implemented a research platform that provides a flexible application-centric physical layer for Android smartphones using software-defined radios (SDRs) as radio interfaces. Our solution allows applications to define flows and apply per-flow settings that are mapped into distinct physical layer settings. As a proof-of-concept and for testbed evaluation, we implemented our system together with a mobile video streaming application. The latter uses a Motion-JPEG based lightweight scalable video codec (SVC) to generate incremental data flows. We show that our system maximizes video quality at the receiver’s side, while keeping the energy consumption at the transmitter at a minimum. Our solution demonstrates that jointly optimizing network traffic and application quality is feasible in practice using a flexible physical layer processing approach.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the International Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2015)
Publisher: NetSys
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Sichere Mobile Netze
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio)
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres
LOEWE
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
Zentrale Einrichtungen
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > B: Adaptation Mechanisms
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > B: Adaptation Mechanisms > Subpproject B1: Monitoring and Analysis
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > C: Communication Mechanisms
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1053: MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet > C: Communication Mechanisms > Subproject C3: Content-centred perspective
Event Title: 2nd International Conference on Networked Systems (Netsys)
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 13:28
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2015-0150
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