Virtual reality-wireless local area network: Wireless connection-oriented virtual reality architecture for next-generation virtual reality devices

Jinsoo Ahn, Young Yong Kim, Ronny Yongho Kim

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Abstract

In order to enhance the user experience of virtual reality (VR) devices, multi-user VR environments and wireless connections should be considered for next-generation VR devices. Wireless local area network (WLAN)-based wireless communication devices are popular consumer devices with high throughput and low cost using unlicensed bands. However, the use of WLANs may cause delays in packet transmission, owing to their distributed nature while accessing the channel. In this paper, we carefully examine the feasibility of wireless VR over WLANs, and we propose an efficient wireless multiuser VR communication architecture, as well as a communication scheme for VR. Because the proposed architecture in this paper utilizes multiple WLAN standards, based on the characteristics of each set of VR traffic, the proposed scheme enables the efficient delivery of massive uplink data generated by multiple VR devices, and provides an adequate video frame rate and control frame rate for high-quality VR services. We perform extensive simulations to corroborate the outstanding performance of the proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number43
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 3

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments: This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (NRF-2017R1A2B4003987). (NRF-2017R1A2B4003987). Author Contributions: Jinsoo Ahn, Young Yong Kim and Ronny Yongho Kim conceived the study. Jinsoo Ahn Author Contributions: Jinsoo Ahn, Young Yong Kim and Ronny Yongho Kim conceived the study. Jinsoo Ahn and Ronny Yongho Kim did the literature review. Jinsoo Ahn designed the model, implemented the simulation grammatical mistakes. Ronny Yongho Kim in consultation of rest of the authors, re-confirmed the credibility of program and obtained results. Young Yong Kim and Ronny Yongho Kim did the editing and removed the obtained solutions. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript. grammatical mistakes. Ronny Yongho Kim in consultation of rest of the authors, re-confirmed the credibility of obtained solutions. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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