Enhancing Energy Efficient TCP by Partial Reliability

L. Donckers, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Paul J.M. Havinga, L.T. Smit

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    We present a study on the effects on a mobile system's energy efficiency of enhancing, with partial reliability, our energy efficient TCP variant (E/sup 2/TCP) (see Donckers, L. et al., Proc. 2nd Asian Int. Mobile Computing Conf. - AMOC2002, p.18-28, 2002). Partial reliability is beneficial for multimedia applications and is especially attractive in wireless communication environments. It allows applications to trade a controlled amount of data loss for a higher throughput, lower delays, and lower energy consumption. In the design of E/sup 2/TCP, we provide solutions to four problem areas in TCP that prevent it from reaching high levels of energy efficiency. We have implemented a simulation model of the protocol, and the results show that E/sup 2/TCP has a significant higher energy efficiency than TCP.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProc. of 13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, indoor and mobile radio communications (PIMRC'2002)
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-7589-0
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002
    Event13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2002 - Pavilhao Altantico, Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 15 Sept 200218 Sept 2002
    Conference number: 13

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    Conference13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2002
    Abbreviated titlePIMRC


    • METIS-210135
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • IR-38353
    • EWI-1520
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems

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