A model for TCP behaviour over cellular radio channels with link layer error recovery

Rami G. Mukhtar, Stephen Hanly

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We present a model for characterising the behaviour of the buffer at a base station router when TCP flow control is used in combination with a link layer retransmission protocol over a cellular wireless link. We show how our model can be used to predict packet latency, optimally dimension the buffer, and tune TCP to ensure maximum utilisation of the link, for specific wireless channel conditions. Finally we verify the model with simulation results obtained using the NS-2 simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM '01: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Vols 1-6
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780372077, 0780372085
ISBN (Print)0780372069
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001
EventIEEE Global Telecommunicatins Conference GLOBECOM'01 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 25 Nov 200129 Nov 2001


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunicatins Conference GLOBECOM'01
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX


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