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On Approaches to Congestion Control over Wireless Networks

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Congestion control in wireless networks has been extensively investigated over the years and several schemes and techniques have been developed, all with the aim of improving performance in wireless net-work. With the rapid expansion and implementation of wireless technology it is essential that the congestion control problem be solved. This paper presents a survey of five congestion control schemes which are dif-ferent in slow start threshold calculation, bandwidth estimation, and congestion window manipulation. A comprehensive comparison of these approaches is given in relation to assumptions, bandwidth estimation, congestion window size manipulation, performance evaluation, fairness and friendliness and improved throughput.

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D. LIU and W. BAPTISTE, "On Approaches to Congestion Control over Wireless Networks," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2009, pp. 222-228. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2009.23024.

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