Date Added: Oct 2009
Cognitive Radio (CR) technology constitutes a new paradigm to provide additional spectrum utilization opportunities in wireless ad hoc networks. Recent research in this field has mainly focused on devising spectrum sensing and sharing algorithms, to allow an opportunistic usage of licensed portions of the spectrum by Cognitive Radio Users (CRUs). However, it is also important to consider the impact of such schemes on the higher layers of the protocol stack, in order to provide efficient end-to-end data delivery. Since TCP is the de facto transport protocol standard on internet, it is crucial to estimate its ability in providing stable end-to-end communication over Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks (CRAHNs).