An Edge Network Orchestrator For Mobile Augmented Reality

Authors:
Qiang Liu The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Siqi Huang University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Johnson Opadere The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Tao Han University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Abstract:

Mobile augmented reality (MAR) involves high complexity computation which cannot be performed efficiently on resource limited mobile devices. The performance of MAR would be significantly improved by offloading the computation tasks to servers deployed with the close proximity to the users. In this paper, we design an edge network orchestrator to enable fast and accurate object analytics at the network edge for MAR. The measurement-based analytical models are built to characterize the tradeoff between the service latency and analytics accuracy in edge-based MAR systems. As a key component of the edge network orchestrator, a server assignment and frame resolution selection algorithm named FACT is proposed to mitigate the latency-accuracy tradeoff. Through network simulations, we evaluate the performance of the FACT algorithm and show the insights on optimizing the performance of edge-based MAR systems. We have implemented the edge network orchestrator and developed the corresponding communication protocol. Our experiments validate the performance of the proposed edge network orchestrator.

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