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  QoE Aware Routing Protocols in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks: A Survey  
  Authors : Harsh Bhatt; Malaram Kumhar
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Wireless Multimedia Sensor Network (WMSN) has a grown as an area of interest in the recent years due to availability of various CMOS devices like camera and microphones. With this advent multimedia transmission is possible which can be enhanced by providing the transmission with various QoS (Quality of Service) parameters. QoE (Quality of Experience) plays a vital role in WMSN Multimedia Transmission as it is related to user perception for the application quality. Various QoE matrices like Mean Opinion Score(MOS), Peak-signal-to-noise ratio(PSNR), Structure Similarity Metric(SSIM), Video Quality Metric(VQM) are there for video quality measurement. The multimedia transmission contains audio, video, images and scalar data each which has a different metric for QoE. To provide a high-data rate transmission we need an efficient QoE aware routing protocol for multimedia Transmission in WMSN. Various Challenges and research issues are discussed in this paper.


Published In : IJCSN Journal Volume 7, Issue 1

Date of Publication : February 2018

Pages : 07-13

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Harsh Bhatt : Computer Science and Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, hmedabad, Gujarat 382481, India.

Malaram Kumhar : Computer Science and Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382481, India.


WMSN, WSN, video transmission, QoE, multimedia

WMSN has grown as an area of interest in the recent times with this many of real time applications of WMSN have come to light. These applications demand the video should be as per the QoE and the energy consumption should be minimal. This paper presents the definition of WMSN, reference architecture and various applications of WMSN. This paper also discusses about the existing technical challenges faced and the existing protocols used in WMSN for multimedia transmission along with comparison of protocols and various QoE metrices for WMSN.


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