Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International (2001)
San Francisco, California, USA
Apr. 23, 2001 to Apr. 27, 2001
Rate Adaptation Protocol (RAP) is a rate-based protocol that has been proposed to provide a non-reliable real-time streaming service over the Internet. It is also TCP friendly, which is crucial for network environments where real-time streams need to coexist with traditional data traffic. In this paper we show that using RAP in a lossy wireless network environment will result in two major problems: explosive increase in transmission rate after link error and possibility of the protocol getting stuck in a freeze mode (i.e. transmission rate no longer adaptive). We propose a number of solutions for these problems and test the performance of the modified protocol by means of extensive simulation.
Wireless network, real-time protocol
E. Chan and S. W. Ng, "A Rate-based Streaming Protocol for Wireless Networks," Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International(IPDPS), San Francisco, California, USA, 2001, pp. 30097b.