John S. Baras


A Simple Model for the Window Size Evolution of TCP Coupled with MAC and PHY Layers

G. Papageorgiou and J.S. Baras

Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2009), pp.735-740, Baltimore, MD, March 18-20, 2009.

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In this paper the interaction between the AIMD algorithm of TCP and the random access channel is investigated. In particular, we examine the effects of the MAC and the physical layer of the backward channel on the window size evolution of TCP. The problem of coupling the window size evolution of TCP with a random access channel is addressed using point processes and the theory of martingales.

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