Title: Design of transport layer bandwidth aggregation scheme for wireless applications
Authors: Raman Kumar Goyal; Sakshi Kaushal
Addresses: Computer Science and Engineering, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India ' Computer Science and Engineering, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India
Abstract: Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) offers multi-homing feature that can be exploited to aggregate the bandwidth of different networks. Mobile SCTP-Concurrent Multipath Transfer (mSCTP-CMT) technique can improve the overall throughput in homogenous networks only. But when the difference between bandwidth of networks is large, its throughput decreases significantly. In this paper, we have proposed an mSCTP based Bandwidth Aggregation, namely, msctp-BA, technique that enables efficient use of the resources of heterogeneous network technologies like WLAN, UMTS, etc. The performance of this technique is analysed for two network applications, i.e., file download and VOIP. The design and simulation is carried in ns2 for different application usage scenarios by mobile node. The results indicate that the throughput with mSCTP-BA is comparatively higher than throughput obtained with mSCTP technique by 23% for VoIP and file download applications and hence overall increases user experience and quality of service.
Keywords: stream control transmission protocol; SCTP; multipath transfer; bandwidth aggregation; heterogeneous networks; transport layer bandwidth; wireless applications; file download; VOIP; simulation; mobile nodes; throughput; user experience; QoS; quality of service.
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications, 2016 Vol.7 No.3, pp.255 - 272
Received: 17 Oct 2015
Accepted: 28 Jan 2016
Published online: 29 Jun 2016 *