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Assessing Multi Disciplinary Teamwork In An Ee Capstone Design Project In Video Compression And Error Concealment Over The Internet

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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ECE Design, Capstone, and Engr. Practice

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7.231.1 - 7.231.13



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Paul Salama

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Charles Yokomoto

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Maher Rizkalla

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Assessing Multi-disciplinary Teamwork in an EE Capstone Design Project in Video Compression and Error Concealment Over the Internet

Paul Salama, Maher E. Rizkalla, and Charles F. Yokomoto

Electrical and Computer Engineering Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 723 W. Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46033

I. Abstract

In this paper, we describe the project, the weekly activities of the team, the method for assessing teamwork, the results of the assessment of teamwork, the outcomes of the project, and the website. This paper covers both the technical and educational activities of the senior capstone design project including design approaches and weekly topics given by guest lectures that assist student accomplishment while in progressing with their technical activities.

II. Introduction

EC2000 requires that programs demonstrate the ability to work successfully on interdisciplinary teams. At the IEEE training workshops for EC2000, we have learned that this can be accomplished, at least for electrical engineering programs, using teams of students where each individual on a team is responsible for design that calls for different technical expertise from the others. Thus a project that calls for design expertise in DSP, software engineering, telecommunications, and use of the Internet would qualify as a venue for demonstrating multi- disciplinary teamwork. In this paper, we describe such a design project, where the goal of the project is the improvement of the video quality and frame rate maximization for real time video transmission between two computers over the Internet or a local Area network (LAN). Since real-time video is used, the products of the development can be used for video-conferencing, real-time medical diagnosis, real-time control of industrial processes, or any other use of real- time video.

A website that was developed to for this project covers both educational and technical aspects of the course. The educational aspects include the schedule of weekly activities, and the technical aspects including software design using a software implementation of the H.263 video compression standard and Microsoft Netmeeting, which were used for video conferencing. The site also covers methods used to accomplish error concealment when compressed data transmission is corrupted due to channel errors.

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Salama, P., & Yokomoto, C., & Rizkalla, M. (2002, June), Assessing Multi Disciplinary Teamwork In An Ee Capstone Design Project In Video Compression And Error Concealment Over The Internet Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11024

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