A cross-layer TCP enhancement in QoS-aware mobile ad hoc networks

Consolee Mbarushimana, Alireza Shahrabi-Farahani, Thomas Buggy

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Abstract

With the increase of multimedia traffic over the Internet, current network protocols are largely concerned with the QoS requirements of delay-sensitive applications. In Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs), the majority of protocols developed to date provide QoS mechanisms by assigning high priority to delay-sensitive applications. While today’s Internet traffic is still dominated by TCP-based applications, the negative effects of the IEEE 802.11e service differentiation scheme on TCP performance in the presence of high priority traffic have not been adequately addressed in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-301
Number of pages16
JournalComputer Networks
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • MANETs
  • cross-layer
  • QoS
  • TCP performance

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