Performance Analysis of TCP and UDP-Based Applications in a IEEE 802.16 Deployed Network
In this paper, the authors focus on various experiments conducted to analyze the performance of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP) based applications in a IEEE 802.16 deployed network. They analyze the effect of Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical layer characteristics on the performance of TCP and UDP-based applications. Their key findings are: throughput achieved by TCP-based applications is lower than that of UDP-based applications, slot utilization of TCP-based applications is lower than that of UDP-based applications and throughput of TCP-based applications suffers in the presence of UDP-based applications for similar channel states. They also observe that throughput achieved by both TCP and UDP-based applications with Automatic Repeat ReQuest (ARQ) set in system are higher as compared to that of without ARQ.