Journal article

An improved link model for window flow control and its application to FAST TCP

K Jacobsson, LLH Andrew, A Tang, SH Low, H Hjalmarsson

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control | Published : 2009


This paper presents a link model which captures the queue dynamics in response to a change in a transmission control protocol (TCP) source's congestion window. By considering both self-clocking and the link integrator effect, the model generalizes existing models and is shown to be more accurate by both open loop and closed loop packet level simulations. It reduces to the known static link model when flows' round trip delays are identical, and approximates the standard integrator link model when there is significant cross traffic. We apply this model to the stability analysis of fast active queue management scalable TCP (FAST TCP) including its filter dynamics. Under this model, the FAST con..

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