ZHAO Guotao, MA Huadong, SUN Yan, LUO Hong, LIU Liang. Jitter Detection for Synchronization Control in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2013, 22(3): 583-588.
Citation: ZHAO Guotao, MA Huadong, SUN Yan, LUO Hong, LIU Liang. Jitter Detection for Synchronization Control in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2013, 22(3): 583-588.

Jitter Detection for Synchronization Control in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks

Funds:  This work is partly supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (No.2011CB302701), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.60833009 and No.61070205), China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists (No.60925010), the Funds for Creative Research Groups of China (No.61121001), the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (No.IRT1049).
  • Received Date: 2012-02-01
  • Rev Recd Date: 2012-06-01
  • Publish Date: 2013-06-15
  • Collaborative in-network processing operations in Wireless multimedia sensor networks (WMSNs) often require effective synchronization control. Extensive researches in the traditional networks mainly focus on the synchronization control with the buffer management in the receiver. However, for WMSNs, the chaotic transport channel and low bandwidth introduce serious jitter. Jitter degrades the timing relationship among packets in a single media stream and between packets from different media streams and, hence, creates multimedia synchronization problems. Moreover, too much jitter will also degrade the performance of the streaming buffer. By only employing the buffer management scheme in the receiver, we can hardly satisfy the synchronization requirement of the in-network processing. In this study, we propose an active jitter detection mechanism for the synchronization control inWMSNs. This mechanism will improve the quality of service in multimedia networking by discarding the jitter-corrupted packets immediately and balancing the delay and jitter actively. We implement the proposed scheme in the practical WMSNs platform. The experiment results show that our scheme can reduce the average packet jitter effectively and improve the synchronization controlling performance significantly.
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