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dc.creatorCheng, Sheng-Teen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T22:39:59Z
dc.date.available2012-06-07T22:39:59Z
dc.date.created1995en_US
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1995-THESIS-C454en_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to digital@library.tamu.edu, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of the thesis was to develop a lightweight transport protocol for real-time, multi-party, multimedia communications over heterogeneous networks. Due to the heterogeneity of desktop computing power, I/O bandwidth, and networking capacities, a lightweight transport protocol (LWTP) is necessary to deliver multiresolution audio and video onto the desktop. A LWTP-level gateway was also designed to make use of this embedded information to optimize real-time audio and video data transmission so that real-time multimedia communications will be possible over heterogeneous networks with various latencies, bandwidths, and reliabilitys. In this thesis, we investigated the quality of service (LOS) requirements and optimizations for real-time, multi-party, multimedia communications. We implemented an experimental videoconferencing system which demonstrated the inadequacies of the existing local area networks (LANS) and the Internet wide area networks (WANs). Based on the empirical results of these experiments, algorithms were designed to optimize the use of the networking resources for real-time audio and video communication. An infrastructure of the multi-resolution videoconferencing was described. A LWTP based on the Internet RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) draft was develop ed as a transport protocol for delivering multi-resolution audio and video over heterogeneous networks through a LWTP-level gateway.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectelectrical engineering.en_US
dc.subjectMajor electrical engineering.en_US
dc.titleA lightweight transport protocol for multi-resolution and real-time multimedia communications over heterogenous networksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineelectrical engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.type.genrethesis
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen_US


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