Networking

Network Coding With Association Policies in Heterogeneous Networks

Date Added: May 2012
Format: PDF

The authors focus on implementing a modified TCP/IP protocol stack by positioning network coding functionalities in the form of a new layer in between the transport and the network layer, thereby allowing incremental deployment. They implement this proposed modification for the TCP/IP stack in the OPNET Modeler and analyze implemented functionalities for heterogeneous wireless environments where a mobile user can connect to both LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WLAN (Wireless LAN). In this context, they simulate various user-network association policies in such heterogeneous wireless environments with the goal of usage cost optimization under Quality of Service (QoS) constraints.