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Delivery of DVB content over wireless mesh networks

Final Report Summary - MESHTV (Delivery of DVB content over wireless mesh networks)

Project context and results

Wireless mesh networking (WMN) is an emerging, cost-effective and efficient technology for realising backhaul networks supporting high-quality services. The MESHTV project addresses issues associated with the video distribution over such networks. The main focus of the MESHTV project concerns reliable multicast video-distribution systems.

The MESHTV results concern the following points:
-A state-of-the-art on multimedia distribution over WMNs. A paper is to be submitted in April;
-A mathematical formulation of the problems addressed by MESHTV. The work was partially published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Local Computer Networks Conference (IEEE LCN) "A bridging-based solution for efficient multicast support in wireless mesh networks";
-Proposing and simulating a Reliable Multicast Distribution System (RMDS) to optimise multicast packet transmission in bridged networks. The work was partially published in IEEE LCN "A bridging-based solution for efficient multicast support in wireless mesh networks";
-Developing a network prototype of the proposed RMDS protocol under a real platform.

As a consequence of the experience gained in prototyping and dealing/resolving problems in wireless mesh networks, I started collaborating with French industry interested in the wireless mesh technology (Thomson, Grass Valley, and TUTOR), and together we submitted a proposal (VENICE: Virtualization and management of Edge Networks and services) to the National French Agency of Research (ANR).

I am also expected to bring the experience gained in the "Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL)" lab. to develop cooperation between the Performance Engineering Laboratory lab in University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland and my new lab (IRISA) in Rennes 1, France, where I am an associate professor.

The Marie Curie funding allowed me to collaborate with researchers in UCD and further develop my expertise in the field of wireless mesh networks.