Resource Allocation Based on TCP Performance in Base Station Diversity Systems

Katsuhiro NAITO  Kazuo MORI  Hideo KOBAYASHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.8   pp.2357-2365
Publication Date: 2011/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.2357
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Terrestrial Wireless Communication/Broadcasting Technologies
wireless Internet,  TCP,  resource allocation,  base station diversity,  

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This paper proposes a resource allocation method based on TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) throughput for base station diversity systems. A goal of this study is to achieve high throughput wireless Internet access by utilizing multiple wireless links effectively. The conventional work showed that base station diversity techniques can improve TCP performance. However, the improvement depends on the wireless environment of the wireless terminal. The proposed resource allocation method allocates wireless links to a wireless terminal based on its estimated TCP throughput and current traffic of each base station. Our method can take account of some network protocols such as TCP and UDP (User Datagram Protocol) by measuring the current traffic of each base station. In addition, wireless links are preferentially assigned to the wireless terminal that has the largest performance improvement per wireless link. Therefore, the proposal provides better overall system performance than the previous technique.