A Continuous Media Transfer Protocol with Congestion Control Using Two Level Rate Control

Toshihiko KATO  Akira KIMURA  Teruyuki HASEGAWA  Kenji SUZUKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E82-B   No.6   pp.827-833
Publication Date: 1999/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Distributed Processing for Controlling Telecommunications Systems)
continuous media transfer,  congestion control,  rate control,  QoS,  

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Recently, it is required to transfer continuous media over networks without QoS guarantee. In these networks, network congestion will cause transmission delay variance which degrades the quality of continuous media itself. This paper proposes a new protocol using a congestion control with two level rate control in the data transfer level and the coding level. It introduces a TCP-like congestion control mechanism to the rate control of data transfer level, which can detect the QoS change quickly, and adjust the coding rate of continuous media with time interval long enough for its quality. The performance evaluation through software simulation with multiplexing continuous media traffics and TCP traffics shows that the proposed protocol works effectively in the case of network congestion.