Extension of SCTP for concurrent multi-path transfer with parallel subflows

Yao Yuan*, Zidi Zhang, Juan Li, Jinglin Shi, Jihua Zhou, Gengfa Fang, Eryk Dutkiewicz

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With its new features such as multi-homing and multi-streaming the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) has become a promising candidate as a general-purpose transport layer protocol. Multi-homing in an SCTP association can make concurrent multi-path transfer an appealing candidate to satisfy the ever increasing user demands for bandwidth. Multiple streams provide an aggregation mechanism to accommodate heterogeneous objects, which belong to the same application but may require different QoS from the network. However, the current approach lacks an internal mechanism to support preferential treatment among its streams for concurrent multipath transfer. In this paper, we introduce WM2-SCTP (Wireless Multi-path Multi-flow - Stream Control Transmission Protocol), a transport layer solution for concurrent multi-path transfer with parallel subflows. WM2-SCTP aims at exploiting SCTP's multi-homing and multi-streaming capability by grouping SCTP streams into subflows based on their required QoS and selecting best paths for each subflow to improve data transfer rates. The results show that under different scenarios WM2-SCTP, can effectively enhance transmission efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2010 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424463985
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2010, WCNC 2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 18 Apr 201021 Apr 2010


OtherIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2010, WCNC 2010
CitySydney, NSW

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