A study of TCP performance and buffer occupancy over a fading wireless link

Hai Le Vu, Stephen Hanly

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This paper presents a use of M/G/1 queuing theory to study the impact of fading, and also the benefits of link layer re-transmission mechanisms on the performance of the TCP protocol. Our results show that both TCP throughput and buffer occupancy are varying as a function of a speed of a mobile host, and TCP performance improves with higher vehicle speed. We also show that when the propagation delay in the wire-line network is large, link layer re-transmissions can significantly improve the TCP performance, though it also increases the buffer occupancy.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2001 - San Antonio, United States of America
Duration: 25 Nov 200129 Nov 2001
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7633/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2001
Abbreviated titleIEEE GLOBECOM 2001
CountryUnited States of America
CitySan Antonio
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