Image transfer: an end-to-end design

Charles J. Turner, Larry L. Peterson

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The transfer of digital images between data archives and scientific workstations is likely to consume a significant amount of network bandwidth in the very near future. This paper examines the image transfer problem from an end-to-end perspective, that is, it describes a complete image transfer protocol that takes into account both the nature of digital imagery and the properties of the underlying network. Specifically, it describes a simple algorithm for encoding images into network packets in such a way that the receiver from dropped packets without requiring the sender to retransmit them. Avoiding retransmissions has the advantages of improving response time and eliminating the need to buffer data at the sender.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings Communications Architectures & Protocols
PublisherPubl by ACM
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0897915259
StatePublished - 1992
EventConference Proceedings Communications Architectures & Protocols - SIGCOMM '92 - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 17 1992Aug 20 1992

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings Communications Architectures & Protocols


OtherConference Proceedings Communications Architectures & Protocols - SIGCOMM '92
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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