Master Thesis Seminar: Streaming audio/video over DCCP (Datagram Congestion Control Protocol

Date: June 16, 2006 (Friday) at 13:15

By: Francisco Iglesias and Hares Mawlayi

The goal of this master thesis project is to develop a prototype where a network camera and media player support and employ the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) with congestion control. Further, to evaluate the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol and its APIs available at the moment.

The Datagram Congestion Control Protocol, DCCP, is a new transport protocol in the TCP/UDP family that provides a congestion controlled flow of unreliable datagrams. In concise, DCCP is an unreliable protocol like UDP, but provides congestion control like TCP. DCCP can easily be extended to support multiple congestion control mechanisms.
The results we attained out of the research conclude that the DCCP is a fair and suitable protocol for transmission of time-sensible data through the network. DCCP is relatively fair to TCP and eliminates the risk of starving TCP streams. Further, two DCCP streams don't dominate each
To sum up, this thesis includes a description of the design work, discussion and possible solutions found that concerns the specification. Furthermore, test results from a comparison between the throughput of the current protocols in use (TCP, UDP), with the new protocol DCCP.

Room: Lucasrummet, E:4130

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