MAC-layer protocol for TCP fairness in Wireless Mesh Networks

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/362455
Title:
MAC-layer protocol for TCP fairness in Wireless Mesh Networks
Authors:
Nawab, Faisal; Jamshaid, Kamran; Shihada, Basem ( 0000-0003-4434-4334 ) ; Ho, Pin-Han
Abstract:
In this paper we study the interactions of TCP and IEEE 802.11 MAC in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). We use a Markov chain to capture the behavior of TCP sessions, particularly the impact on network throughput performance due to the effect of queue utilization and packet relaying. A closed form solution is derived to numerically determine the throughput. Based on the developed model, we propose a distributed MAC protocol to alleviate the unfairness problem in WMNs. Our protocol uses the age of packet as a priority metric for packet scheduling. Simulation is conducted to validate our model and to illustrate the fairness characteristics of our proposed MAC protocol. We conclude that we can achieve fairness with only little impact on network capacity.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2012 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC)
Conference/Event name:
2012 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications in China, ICCC 2012
Issue Date:
Aug-2012
DOI:
10.1109/ICCChina.2012.6356924
Type:
Conference Paper
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=6356924
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Conference Papers; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorNawab, Faisalen
dc.contributor.authorJamshaid, Kamranen
dc.contributor.authorShihada, Basemen
dc.contributor.authorHo, Pin-Hanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-09T06:16:00Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-09T06:16:00Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ICCChina.2012.6356924en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/362455en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we study the interactions of TCP and IEEE 802.11 MAC in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). We use a Markov chain to capture the behavior of TCP sessions, particularly the impact on network throughput performance due to the effect of queue utilization and packet relaying. A closed form solution is derived to numerically determine the throughput. Based on the developed model, we propose a distributed MAC protocol to alleviate the unfairness problem in WMNs. Our protocol uses the age of packet as a priority metric for packet scheduling. Simulation is conducted to validate our model and to illustrate the fairness characteristics of our proposed MAC protocol. We conclude that we can achieve fairness with only little impact on network capacity.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=6356924en
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dc.titleMAC-layer protocol for TCP fairness in Wireless Mesh Networksen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journal2012 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC)en
dc.conference.date15 August 2012 through 17 August 2012en
dc.conference.name2012 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications in China, ICCC 2012en
dc.conference.locationBeijingen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDept. of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CAen
dc.contributor.institutionDept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canadaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorJamshaid, Kamranen
kaust.authorShihada, Basemen
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