In the past ten years, there has been substantial growth in the area of networked applications. The expansion of such Internet applications as USENET and the world wide web has lead to greater demand for faster and higher quality data transmissions. However, the Internet tends to have a bursty traffic pattern. Such a pattern interferes with an application's ability to receive a data stream at a constant rate. A constant rate is necessary for real-time, networked multimedia applications to be able to provide a high quality of service to the user. This thesis proposes a buffering strategy that stabilizes a bursty data stream. It uses buffered data to present a client application with a constant data stream. An implementation of the strategy was produced using the Java programming language. Results indicate that networked multimedia applications that use this strategy can provide a higher quality of service than applications that do not.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Real-time data processing; Computer networks; Multimedia systems
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Engineering (KGCOE)
Bell, Brian, "A Buffering strategy for stabilizing network data rates" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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