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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1168–1177

Performance of TCP Over Free-Space Optical Atmospheric Turbulence Channels

Vuong V. Mai, Truong C. Thang, and Anh T. Pham  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 11, pp. 1168-1177 (2013)

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This paper presents an analytical study of the performance of transmission control protocol (TCP) over free-space optical (FSO) turbulence channels when the automatic-repeat request, selective-repeat (ARQ-SR) scheme is employed. Different TCP versions, including Tahoe, Reno, and selective acknowledgement, are considered. In the TCP throughput analysis, a three-dimensional Markov model is used. In addition, to analyze the joint effect of ARQ-SR and FSO turbulence channels in terms of both TCP throughput and energy consumption, a newly defined joint throughput–energy-efficiency parameter is analytically derived. In the numerical results, we discuss cross-layer design strategies for the selection of FSO system parameters and the ARQ-SR scheme in order to maximize the TCP throughput and to achieve the trade-off between the energy consumption and the throughput under various conditions of the FSO turbulence channel.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

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Original Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2013
Published: October 18, 2013

Vuong V. Mai, Truong C. Thang, and Anh T. Pham, "Performance of TCP Over Free-Space Optical Atmospheric Turbulence Channels," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, 1168-1177 (2013)

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