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Cross-Layer based congestion control for WLANs

Zhang, Lei and Sénac, Patrick and Lochin, Emmanuel and Diaz, Michel Cross-Layer based congestion control for WLANs. (2008) In: ICST QShine 2008, 28-31 July 2008, Hong Kong, China .

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Congestion control is a fundamental mechanism for the stability of the Internet and is a central mechanism for TCP. However, this congestion control mechanism focuses mainly on the core network state and is blind to the characteristics of wireless and mobile access networks. Moreover, TCP window based congestion control ignores totally application layer QoS needs and entails throughput variations which are not compliant with application layer QoS constraints such as bandwidth, delay and jitter. The TCP-Friendly Rate Control protocol (TFRC) was originally designed in the context of wired networks. This protocol is one of the most convincing attempt to provide a congestion control mechanism adapted to multimedia flows, although limited in its capacity to fully address these issues. After an identification and evaluation of the subtle counterproductive interactions between the WLANs MAC layer and the transport layer, this paper shows a new approach towards congestion control for WLANs. This paper also introduces a specialization of TFRC (MTFRC : Mobile TFRC), which is adapted to wireless access networks. This TFRC specialization requires only slight changes to the standard TFRC protocol. Simulation results show substantial improvements for applications over TFRC in scenarios where the bottleneck situates on the MAC layer of the mobile nodes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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