Performance Evaluation for TCP in Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Jonas Karlsson, Velizar G. Dimitrov, Andreas Kassler, Anna Brunstrom, Jan Nilsson, Anders Hansson

Abstract

Tactical networks are used in military and rescue operations to provide timely and accurate information to operating teams. Tactical networks have traditionally used long distance narrow band radio links. However, although these links provide robust real-time communication the limited bandwidth makes them less suited for high data-rate applications. To support high-data rate TCP applications such as providing digital images and maps, emerging tactical networks use shorter range but higher data-rate wide band radio links and multihop. Due to the requirement of cheap up-front cost, most MANET research has focused on Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) networks. However, in tactical networks, where bounded delays are important, Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) can give better possibility to support the Quality of Service needed for real-time communication. The purpose of this paper is to assess and compare the throughput of three state-of-the-art TCP versions and two routing protocols over TDMA based MANETs.

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Karlsson J., G. Dimitrov V., Kassler A., Brunstrom A., Nilsson J. and Hansson A. (2012). Performance Evaluation for TCP in Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-25-9, pages 277-282. DOI: 10.5220/0004067502770282


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@conference{winsys12,
author={Jonas Karlsson and Velizar G. Dimitrov and Andreas Kassler and Anna Brunstrom and Jan Nilsson and Anders Hansson},
title={Performance Evaluation for TCP in Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={277-282},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004067502770282},
isbn={978-989-8565-25-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2012)
TI - Performance Evaluation for TCP in Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
SN - 978-989-8565-25-9
AU - Karlsson J.
AU - G. Dimitrov V.
AU - Kassler A.
AU - Brunstrom A.
AU - Nilsson J.
AU - Hansson A.
PY - 2012
SP - 277
EP - 282
DO - 10.5220/0004067502770282