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Experimental performance of DCCP over live satellite and long range wireless links

Sarwar, Golam and Boreli, Roksana and Lochin, Emmanuel Experimental performance of DCCP over live satellite and long range wireless links. (2007) In: 7th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (IEEE ISCIT 2007), 17-19 Oct 2007, Sydney, Australia .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCIT.2007.4392105


We present experimental results for the performance over satellite and long range wireless (WiMax) links of the new TCP-Friendly Rate Control (TFRC) congestion control mechanism from the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) proposed for use with real-time traffic. We evaluate the performance of the standard DCCP/CCID3 algorithm and identify two problem areas: the measured DCCP/CCID3 rate is inferior to the rate achievable with standard TCP and a significant rate oscillation continuously occurs making the resulting rate variable even in the short term. We analyse the links and identify the potential causes, i.e. long and variable delay and link errors. As a second contribution, we propose a change in the DCCP/CCID3 algorithm in which the number of feedback messages is increased from the currently standard of at least one per return trip time. Although it is recognised that the increase in control traffic may decrease the overall efficiency, we demonstrate that the change results in higher data rates which are closer to what is achievable with TCP on those networks and that the overhead introduced remains acceptable.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Australian National University - ANU (AUSTRALIA)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of New South Wales - UNSW (AUSTRALIA)
Other partners > University of Sydney (AUSTRALIA)
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Deposited On:24 Nov 2008 14:33

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