Transport Protocols for Next Generation Wireless Data Networks
Emerging wireless networks are characterized by increased heterogeneity in wireless access technologies as well as increased peer-to-peer communication among wireless hosts.
The heterogeneity among wireless access interfaces mainly exists because of the fact that different wireless technologies deliver different performance trade-offs.
Further, more and more infrastructure-less wireless networks such as ad-hoc networks are
emerging to address several application scenarios including military and disaster recovery. These infrastructure-less wireless networks are characterized by the peer-to-peer communication
model. In this thesis, we propose transport protocols that tackle the challenges that arise
due to the above-mentioned properties of state-of-the-art wireless data networks.
The main contributions of this work are as follows:
1. We determine the ideal nature and granularity of transport adaptation for efficient operation in heterogeneous wireless data networks by performing comprehensive experimental analysis. We then design and implement a runtime adaptive transport framework, *TP, which accommodates the capabilities of the ideal transport adaptation solution.
2. We prove that conversational transport protocols are not efficient under peer-to-peer wireless data networks. We then design and implement NCTP which is a non-conversational transport protocol.
Advisor:Ji, Chuanyi; Owen, Henry; Sivakumar, Raghupathy
School:Georgia Institute of Technology
School Location:USA - Georgia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:electrical and computer engineering
Date of Publication:04/20/2005