Modeling SCTP throughput in integrated WLAN/cellular networks

TitleModeling SCTP throughput in integrated WLAN/cellular networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMa, L., F. Yu, and V. C. M. Leung
Conference NameCommunications, 2005. ICC 2005. 2005 IEEE International Conference on
Pagination3445 - 3449 Vol. 5
Date Publishedmay.
Keywordscellular radio, congestion avoidance processes, congestion window, integrated WLAN/cellular networks, round trip time, SCTP throughput modeling, slow start processes, stream control transmission protocol, telecommunication congestion control, transport layer protocol, transport protocols, vertical handover scheme, wireless LAN

Stream control transmission protocol (SCTP) is a new transport layer protocol accepted by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). A SCTP-based wireless local area network (WLAN)/cellular vertical handover scheme provides a network-independent solution to the integration of these two wireless access technologies. In this paper, to study the SCTP data transmission performance in a WLAN/cellular overlay environment, we develop a new analytical model that takes into account the congestion window, the round trip time, the slow start and congestion avoidance processes. By comparing numerical results from the analytical model with simulation results, we demonstrate that our model is able to predict SCTP throughput accurately. The analytical model provides a useful tool to study the performance of SCTP.


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