An Approach to Video-Streaming Tests in Mobile WiMAX Using Low-Cost Time-Reference

Adam Flizikowski, Marcin Przybyszewski, Tomasz Olejniczak, Mariusz Płócienniczak


This work concentrates on appropriate set-up and initial validation of a mobile WIMAX testbed that will be used to validate the performance of modern video-streaming solutions for surveillance and multimedia deployment. Detailed discussion of the testbed and measurement instrumentation is made together with careful validation of tools in this paper. Especially a reliable but low-cost approach to precise time synchronization is presented. Authors provide the reference measurements in a WiMAX test network using IP performance metrics. The tests performed provide preliminary validation of the campus testbed and validates measurement experience that will be further followed in selected commercial WiMAX networks in Poland. It has been shown that (irrespective of the WIMAX modem) given two sample locations within a 1km range from base station, for tests with mobility there is a trend of decreasing delay (ca. 50% decrease) when the throughput increases. The scenario shows that from the delay perspective, the speed ranges between 10-30 km/h do not influence measurements significantly.


Raspberry Pi; WiMAX; 802.16; drive tests; measurement; video; hardware in the loop

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