Reducing the degrading effect of hidden terminal interference in MANETs

Stylianos Papanastasiou, Lewis M. MacKenzie, Mohamed Ould-Khaoua

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Abstract

A number of recent research studies have explored ways to improve TCP throughput in IEEE 802.11 mobile ad hoc networks. In particular, hidden terminal effects caused by interference have been shown to degrade TCP performance and have been dealt with, in previous work, by restricting the maximum congestion window size. We have pursued an alternative approach and have developed a TCP variant which adjusts the sending rate increase to achieve competitive goodput for TCP connections. In this paper, we demonstrate that a slower sending rate increase during the congestion avoidance phase of TCP leads to improved performance for TCP Reno while eliminating the negative effects inherent in restricting the maximum congestion window size. A performance comparison against existing solutions under various mobility conditions is also included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM MSWiM 2004 - Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems
EditorsS. Balsamo, C.-F. Chiasserini, L. Donatiello
Pages311-314
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventACM MSWiM 2004 - Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems - Venezia, Italy
Duration: Oct 4 2004Oct 6 2004

Other

OtherACM MSWiM 2004 - Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems
CountryItaly
CityVenezia
Period10/4/0410/6/04

Keywords

  • Congestion window
  • Hidden Terminals
  • Interference
  • Mobile Ad hoc Networks
  • Spatial reuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Papanastasiou, S., MacKenzie, L. M., & Ould-Khaoua, M. (2004). Reducing the degrading effect of hidden terminal interference in MANETs. In S. Balsamo, C-F. Chiasserini, & L. Donatiello (Eds.), ACM MSWiM 2004 - Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (pp. 311-314)