TCP-Aware Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks Via Utility Maximisation

Date Added: May 2009
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Motivated by the fact that a plethora of different applications, ranging from streaming video to file transferring, are using TCP the authors propose a set of utility functions that capture these application and optimise the transmission of TCP over wireless via a utility maximisation framework. They show that defining such a set of utility functions in the design of the wireless resource allocation problem can significantly benefit the overall efficiency metrics such as the end-to-end throughput and fairness among end-to-end flows. They quantify the achieved gains via numerical investigations by detailing a resource allocation problem based on the proposed framework.