Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Page No. 199 - 207

NetLab: Simple Network Simulator for Educational Use: Case Study: Streaming Video over Band-Limited Channel

Authors : Mohamed E. Khedr, Heba G. Badie and Moustafa H. Aly

Abstract: This study presents a case study of video streaming over band-limited channel using a new network simulator called NetLab. Performance investigation and network requirements were carried out using this simulator by sending frames of video data over a shared band-limited wireless channel. The simulator investigates the deadline waiting time and packet loss parameters as an indication to the performance of the network. The simulator model is divided into three parts: the video source that provides the frames of video data to entities, the band-limited communication channel which buffers the incoming frames until they are served and the video end-user that buffers the received frames and forwards them to a viewer at a constant rate. This model was also developed to support more than one user using the same band-limited communication channel to send to more than one end-user. Video streaming is taken as one of the case studies carried out to proof the ease use of the proposed NetLab simulator in education and training of network models.

How to cite this article:

Mohamed E. Khedr, Heba G. Badie and Moustafa H. Aly, 2013. NetLab: Simple Network Simulator for Educational Use: Case Study: Streaming Video over Band-Limited Channel. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 199-207.

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