Abstract

Computing devices are commonly equipped with multiple transport technologies such as IrDA, Bluetooth and WiFi. Transport switching technologies, such as Quality of Transport (QoT), take advantage of this heterogeneity to keep network sessions active as users move in and out of range of various transports or as the networking environment changes. Autonomous transport switching technologies rely on information regarding current network status and the ambient wireless environment in order to make intelligent decisions. This thesis proposes Brand X, a cross-layer architecture designed for a QoT environment to provide timely and accurate environment information in order to facilitate autonomous transport switching. This thesis also presents a performance analysis of network protocol stack latency in a QoT environment considering the various cross-layer mechanisms utilized in Brand X and other architectures.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

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Date Submitted

2006-06-30

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1365

Keywords

cross-layer, cross layer, computer, networking, quality of transport, QoT

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