Identifier

etd-0501103-111419

Abstract

With a new United States Army initiative to exploit commercially developed information technology, there is a heightened interest in using Internet protocols over the military's geosynchronous satellite links. TCP is the dominant Internet protocol used for reliable data exchange, but its own design limits performance when used over long delay network links such as satellites. Initially this research set out to compare TCP with another proposed protocol, the Satellite Transport Protocol (STP). However through a series of tests, we found that STP does not fulfill its claims of increased throughput over TCP and uncovered a flaw in STP's founding research. In addition, this thesis proposes and demonstrates novel performance enhancing techniques that significantly improve transport protocol throughput.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2003-05-01

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

TCP, RED, satellite, PEP, STP, performance enhancing proxy, segment caching, IP-ABR, Internet, bandwidth reservation, IP-VBR, congestion avoidance, bandwidth sharing, TCP/IP (Computer network protocol), Computer network protocols, Routers (Computer networks), Geostationary satellites, Satellite transport protocol

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