Introducing feedback congestion control to a network with IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN

Zhou, Hong and Hoang, Doan and Nhan, Phuong and Mirchandani, Vinod (2004) Introducing feedback congestion control to a network with IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN. In: 3rd IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS 2004), 14-15 May 2004, Pomona, California.


The interpretation by transmission control protocol (TCP) of loss of linkage as loss due to congestion causes significant inefficiency in a wireless network. Congestion that often occurs in a wireless LAN results in further reduced performance. The paper introduces a method of controlling congestion in a network via a feedback mechanism called fair intelligent congestion control (FICC) which is useful for improving TCP performance in such a network. FICC overcomes the inefficiency of TCP in misinterpreting the link loss as congestion loss. Simulation testing has demonstrated that, by eliminating buffer overflows caused by congestion, FICC provides desirable fairness, reduces delay variation and improves effective throughput.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 02:48
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 04:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN; TCP; buffer overflows; delay variation reduction; effective throughput; fair intelligent congestion control; feedback congestion control; transmission control protocol; delays; feedback; telecommunication congestion control; transport protocols
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8617 Communication Equipment > 861701 Network Infrastructure Equipment
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/WTS.2004.1319558

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