2009 Volume 6 Issue 13 Pages 916-922
This paper describes a distortion-aware cooperative relaying (DACR)scheme for distortion minimized video transmission over wireless video sensor networks. We first introduce a simple performance metric considering the different spatial and temporal error propagation effects existing in a video packet. Then, we propose the DACR algorithm which achieves gradual video quality degradation due to packet loss under conditions of limited channel resources. Experimental results show that the proposed scheme outperforms other existing scheme, and can also support optimal video quality for variable channel status.