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The recent development of high-speed data transmission over wireless networks enables multimedia broadcasting service to mobile users. Multimedia broadcasting service involves interactions among different system and network components, so it is crucial for the service provider to verify the correctness of system/service model and design, and their behaviors before a new type of service is deployed. However, due to limitations of using network simulations or scaled experimental testbeds, there has been none of research on such verification and simulation framework in 3G broadcasting networks. Therefore, we propose a simulation and analysis framework for multimedia broadcasting service over wireless networks. With concrete modeling of wireless physical channel, network, and data processing on a client device, it enables the prediction of various interesting system parameters and perceived quality of multimedia streams to users. Different models of system and network components can be plugged easily in our simulation framework for further extensions. Using this framework, we analyze the processing performance for decoding scalable videos on mobile devices in CDMA2000 wireless networks.
Date of Conference: 22-26 June 2009