Alleviating contention-induced spurious timeouts in QoS-aware MANETs

Consolee Mbarushimana, Alireza Shahrabi-Farahani

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    The bandwidth is one of the most precious resources in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs); their network protocols should therefore be able to achieve an increase in efficiency of bandwidth utilisation. TCP, which implements flow control to regulate the network traffic, plays a significant role in shaping the workload of the network. However, spurious TCP retransmissions can increase the link utilisation, consequently limiting the amount of spare bandwidth available as extensively reported in the literature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)879-893
    Number of pages15
    JournalAd Hoc Networks
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - May 2013


    • bandwidth
    • MANET


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