Network Coding With Association Policies in Heterogeneous Networks

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.

Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Topic: Networking Date Added: May 2012 Format: PDF

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