Modeling TCP in a Multi-Rate Multi-User CDMA System
Modern CDMA wireless channels support multiple transmission rates, which can be dynamically assigned to users based on traffic demand. However, in practice, assignment of high rate channels comes with the penalty of increased power as well as smaller orthogonal codes, which constrains their assignment to only a subset of active users. This motivates the need to carefully control high rate channel assignments so as to minimize power and achieve fairness among users. The work discusses in this paper, proposes a simple class of channel allocation policies to achieve this goal for TCP sessions. The paper develops an analytical model that explicitly captures both TCP dynamics and the impact of multiple users contending for a shared resource to evaluate the performance of the allocation policy.