TES modeling for analysis of a video multiplexer

Duan Shin Lee, Benjamin Melamed, Amy R. Reibman, Bhaskar Sengupta

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The transport of video images is likely to be a major application of high-speed networks of the future. These applications are capable of utilizing the high bandwidths that will become available with the advent of B-ISDN. In this paper, we propose a new methodology (called TES) for modeling the frame bitrate stream generated by compressed video sources. The main characteristic of this method is that it can model an arbitrary marginal distribution and approximate the autocorrelation structure of the random bitrate process generated by compressed frames. We present a modeling example utilizing this method, based on data from a video coding algorithm employing a layering technique. Using the source model, we develop a simulation model of a multiplexer of video sources. We show that this model can be used to address a number of design issues that arise in this class of problem. In particular, we show that for a layered video coding algorithm, it is possible to have a gain in the number of sources multiplexed at the cost of some loss of low priority packets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-34
Number of pages14
JournalPerformance Evaluation
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • TES processes
  • simulation
  • source modeling
  • video coding


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