Date of Award

Spring 5-2013

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis



First Advisor

Chaoyang Zhang

Advisor Department



This thesis will develop methods for comparing NORM protocol in unicast mode to TCP by simulating high performance network communication between Android tablets and high frequency application servers. Since mobile network conditions vary based on service provider or tower distance, we will test over a wide range of network conditions such as high delay or high loss, as well as high chances of packet corruption or duplication. We want to maximize speed of data delivery without sacrificing the integrity of the data. The methods used will be generically applicable to multiple operating system platforms and will be cross-platform compatible.