TCP Flow Level Performance Evaluation on Error Rate Aware Scheduling Algorithms in Evolved UTRA and UTRAN Networks

Yan ZHANG  Masato UCHIDA  Masato TSURU  Yuji OIE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.3   pp.761-771
Publication Date: 2008/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.3.761
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
evolved UTRA and UTRAN networks,  TCP performance,  channel-aware scheduling algorithms,  resource allocation,  proportional fairness,  

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Summary: 
We present a TCP flow level performance evaluation on error rate aware scheduling algorithms in Evolved UTRA and UTRAN networks. With the introduction of the error rate, which is the probability of transmission failure under a given wireless condition and the instantaneous transmission rate, the transmission efficiency can be improved without sacrificing the balance between system performance and user fairness. The performance comparison with and without error rate awareness is carried out dependant on various TCP traffic models, user channel conditions, schedulers with different fairness constraints, and automatic repeat request (ARQ) types. The results indicate that error rate awareness can make the resource allocation more reasonable and effectively improve the system and individual performance, especially for poor channel condition users.