Protocol behavior: more effort, more gains?

L. Mamatas, V. Tsaoussidis
2004 IEEE 15th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8754)  
We investigate the behavior of TCP(α,β) protocols in the presence of wireless networks. We seek an answer to strategic issues of maximizing energy and bandwidth exploitation, without damaging the dynamics of multipleflow equilibrium. Our perspective is novel indeed: What is the return of the effort that a protocol expends? Can we achieve more gains with less effort? We study first the design assumptions of TCP(α,β) protocols and discuss the impact of equation-based modulation of α and β on
more » ... col efficiency. We introduce two new metrics to capture protocol behavior: The "Extra Energy Expenditure" and the "Unexploited Available Resource Index". We confirm experimentally that, in general, smoothness and responsiveness constitute a tradeoff; however, we show that this tradeoff does not graft its dynamics into a conservative/aggressive behavior, as it is traditionally believed. We uncover patterns of unjustified tactics; our results suggest that an adaptive congestion control algorithm is needed to integrate the dynamics of heterogeneous networks into protocol behavior.
doi:10.1109/pimrc.2004.1370849 dblp:conf/pimrc/MamatasT04 fatcat:6ny57hnqtff5pk52rgjyp5knk4