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Title: TCP over military networks
Author: Workman, R. D.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2004
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The military presently use many bespoke communication systems. TCP/IP is seen as a possible solution to integrating these different systems. The environments that military communication systems are expected to operate are very harsh. This thesis looks at optimising the transmission control protocol (TCP) to operate in this high error environment. It covers the effect of radio link characteristics on error recovery processes such as forward error correction (FEC) and automatic repeat request (ARQ), as well as the effect of the characteristics after the error recovery process on the performance of TCP. The thesis then goes on to look at possible modifications to TCP to improve the performance in a high error environment without changing the basic structure of the protocol. The focus of the study is the interaction effects between different layers on the communication stack. Highlighting, that when considering the performance of a system the complete system needs to be considered not just the performance of individual layers.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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