A cross-layer approach for TCP optimization over wireless and mobile networks

Myungjin Lee, Moonsoo Kang, Myungchul Kim, Jeonghoon Mo

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We propose a path recovery notification (TCP-PRN) mechanism to prevent performance degradation during a handoff. Even though Freeze-TCP achieves a performance increase during handoff, detecting accurate handoff time and the vulnerability of high variation in the round trip time (RTT) become obstacles for deploying Freeze-TCP in a real environment. The proposed protocol, TCP-PRN, quickly recovers lost packets by restoring the congestion window, preventing the congestion window to decrease, or immediately initiating the slow start algorithm. The simulation results of our study show better performance in a more realistic environment where the handoff prediction is difficult and the variation of RTT is higher.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2669-2675
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government(MOST)(No. R11-2000-074-02006-0). This work was partially supported by 2nd Phase of Brain Korea 21 project sponsored by Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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