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Exploring the use of local consistency measures as thresholds for dead reckoning update packet generation

Delaney, D, Marshall, D, McLoone, S, Roberts, DJ, Aspin, R and Ward, T 2005, 'Exploring the use of local consistency measures as thresholds for dead reckoning update packet generation' , Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications , pp. 195-202.

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Abstract

Human-to-human interaction across distributed applications requires that sufficient consistency be maintained among participants in the face of network characteristics such as latency and limited bandwidth. Techniques and approaches for reducing bandwidth usage can minimize network delays by reducing the network traffic and therefore better exploiting available bandwidth. However, these approaches induce inconsistencies within the level of human perception. Dead reckoning is a well-known technique for reducing the number of update packets transmitted between participating nodes. It employs a distance threshold for deciding when to generate update packets. This paper questions the use of such a distance threshold in the context of absolute consistency and it highlights a major drawback with such a technique. An alternative threshold criterion based on time and distance is examined and it is compared to the distance only threshold. A drawback with this proposed technique is also identified and a hybrid threshold criterion is then proposed. However, the trade-off between spatial and temporal inconsistency remains.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Virtual Environments & Future Media Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0769524621
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2009 11:38
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/935

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