Abstract

TCP can perform poorly in multi-hop wireless networks due to problems with contention and poor feedback from end-to-end control algorithms. This thesis explores the design of a hop-by-hop transport protocol (HxH). By allowing intermediate nodes to actively participate, the protocol can respond more quickly to changing network conditions and exploit the unique characteristics of wireless networks. Results indicate that hop-by-hop transport can achieve throughput rates that are double those of TCP, depending on the speed of the wireless links.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

Rights

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Date Submitted

2007-04-17

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1812

Keywords

BYU, thesis, transport control, TCP, ad hoc, mesh, promiscuous listening, wireless, fairness, 802.11

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