Personal Satellite Services. 5th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2013, Toulouse, France, June 27-28, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

On the Impact of Link Layer Retransmissions on TCP for Aeronautical Communications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-02762-3_4,
        author={Nicolas Kuhn and Nicolas Wambeke and Mathieu Gineste and Benjamin Gadat and Emmanuel Lochin and J\^{e}r\~{o}me Lacan},
        title={On the Impact of Link Layer Retransmissions on TCP for Aeronautical Communications},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. 5th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2013, Toulouse, France, June 27-28, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2013},
        month={10},
        keywords={aeronautical communications ats/aoc services retransmissions strategies tcp link-layer},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-02762-3_4}
    }
    
  • Nicolas Kuhn
    Nicolas Wambeke
    Mathieu Gineste
    Benjamin Gadat
    Emmanuel Lochin
    Jérôme Lacan
    Year: 2013
    On the Impact of Link Layer Retransmissions on TCP for Aeronautical Communications
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02762-3_4
Nicolas Kuhn, Nicolas Wambeke1,*, Mathieu Gineste1,*, Benjamin Gadat1,*, Emmanuel Lochin2,*, Jérôme Lacan2,*
  • 1: Thales Alenia Space (TAS)
  • 2: University of Toulouse, ISAE, TeSA
*Contact email: Nicolas.VanWambeke@thalesaleniaspace.com, Mathieu.Gineste@thalesaleniaspace.com, Benjamin.Gadat@thalesaleniaspace.com, Emmanuel.Lochin@isae.fr, Jerome.Lacan@isae.fr

Abstract

In this article, we evaluate the impact of link layer retransmissions on the performance of TCP in the context of aeronautical communications. We present the architecture of aeronautical networks, which is manly driven by an important channel access delay, and the various retransmission strategies that can be implemented at both link and transport layers. We consider a worst case scenario to illustrate the benefits provided by the ARQ scheme at the link layer in terms of transmission delay. We evaluate the trade-off between allowing a fast data transmission and a low usage of satellite capacity by adjusting link layer parameters.