Enabling TCP in mobile cyber-physical systems
2015 (English)In: Proc. 12th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems, IEEE Computer Society, 2015, 289-297 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Cyber-physical systems consist of several wirelessly connected components such as sensors that monitor physical phenomena, computational entities that make decisions based on sensed information and actuators that interact with physical processes. Connecting cyber-physical systems to the Internet using IP protocols increases interoperability by avoiding the need for protocol translation gateways. Unfortunately, in this context TCP has been disregarded since it is known to perform poorly in wireless scenarios as it treats packet loss as an indicator for network congestion rather than poor link quality. In this paper, we use the Low-power Wireless Bus (LWB) as a link layer for TCP/IP, taking advantage of its reliability and its routing-free communication. We design a system that integrates LWB with a low-power IP stack and includes TCP-aware schedulers for LWB. We evaluate our system with experiments on real hardware using uIP, a popular embedded Internet protocol stack. Our results demonstrate high TCP throughput in mobile and static scenarios and, furthermore, show that mobility does not decrease TCP performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society, 2015. 289-297 p.
Research subject Computer Science with specialization in Computer Communication
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266412DOI: 10.1109/MASS.2015.38ISI: 000380548300033ISBN: 9781467391016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-266412DiVA: diva2:868034
MASS 2015, October 19–22, Dallas, TX