Extension of Image Transport Protocol Allowing Sever-Side Control of Request for Retransmission

Kiyoshi NISHIKAWA  Takako SASAKI  Hitoshi KIYA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.3   pp.674-681
Publication Date: 2004/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Applications and Implementations of Digital Signal Processing)
Category: Communication Theory and Systems
ITP,  image transmission,  ADU,  transmission delay,  

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In this paper, we propose an extension to the image transport protocol (ITP). When images are transmitted through the Internet, TCP is generally used because it ensures the reliable transmission. However, interactivity will largely affected because of its acknowledgement scheme. This becomes remarkable in the network where packet-loss rate is relatively higher like wireless LANs. For more efficient image transmission, ITP was proposed. Like UDP, in ITP transmission, packets can be transmitted without acknowledgement of the reception. This contributes to improve the interactivity, on the other hand, some of packets may lost during transmission. ITP has a mechanism that the receiver-side can control the retransmission of the lost packets to maintain the quality of the received image. However, it is a hard task for the receiver to select which packets to be retransmitted. In this paper, we propose an extension to ITP by which the server can mark the importance of each packet. This helps the receivers to select important packets for requesting retransmission for server.