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Wireless communications infrastructure for collaboration in common space

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Authors
Metingu, Kivanc
Subjects
Wireless
Wireless Ethernet 802.11
Bluetooth
Collaboration
Mobile devices
Remote control
Virtual environment
X3D
VRML
Chess game
Pocket PC Cortona
Mobility
Reality
Java application
Web services
Advisors
Blais, Curtis
Weekley, Jeffrey
Date of Issue
2004-03
Date
March 2004
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Modern technology is making virtual environments a part of daily life. However, some constraints about the usage of virtual environments, such as the need for high performance and well-configured computers, prevent users from accessing virtual environments in some places other than special computer rooms. Mobile devices may be used to solve this limitation in a virtual environment. The remote-control approach to access virtual worlds on the Internet or on a corporate network is a new concept that opens new doors to users. First step of this approach is already in use, such as games implemented for mobile devices using the screen of a mobile device as display, and has given satisfying results for some users. This research will take the user, who not only wants to be mobile but also does not want to sacrifice high resolution textures and complex models, closer to his/her goal. Mobile devices provide mobility to the user, but sacrifice not only the reality of the virtual environments but also screen size, which is very important for visibility of complex virtual environments. The hybrid approach with wireless internet connection by using mobile devices as remote control gives the user the advantages of mobility over desktop PCs. On the other hand, the realism provided by high-quality PCs on the server side exceeds the capabilities of mobile devices.
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Thesis
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Department of Computer Science
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
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xiv, 51 p. : ill.
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