An enhancement scheme for TCP over mobile ad hoc networks

Jin Hee Choi, See Hwan Yoo, Hyuck Yoo

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In a Mobile Ad Hoc Network, temporary link failures and route changes occur frequently. With the assumption that all packet losses are due to congestion, TCP performs poorly in such an environment. This paper proposes a new mechanism called TSR, TCP-aware Source Routing, which can improve TCP performance in wireless ad hoc networks. TSR adds a hold state to an existing routing protocol to reduce consecutive timeouts, retransmissions, and out-of-ordered packets in TCP. In our simulation study, TSR achieves up to a 60% improvement in performance, without requiring any TCP stacks in end systems to be modified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event57th IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2003) - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2003 Apr 222003 Apr 25


Other57th IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2003)
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Ad hoc network
  • DSR
  • Performance evaluation
  • Routing protocol
  • TCP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Choi, J. H., Yoo, S. H., & Yoo, H. (2003). An enhancement scheme for TCP over mobile ad hoc networks. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (3 ed., Vol. 57, pp. 1522-1526)