Ad Hoc Networks. 6th International ICST Conference, ADHOCNETS 2014, Rhodes, Greece, August 18-19, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Improved TCP for Reduced Packet Delay in IEEE 802.11s-Based Smart Grid AMI Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-13329-4_8,
        author={Nico Saputro and Kemal Akkaya},
        title={An Improved TCP for Reduced Packet Delay in IEEE 802.11s-Based Smart Grid AMI Networks},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. 6th International ICST Conference, ADHOCNETS 2014, Rhodes, Greece, August 18-19, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={IEEE 802.11s Advanced Metering Infrastructure Transmission Control Protocol Retransmission Timeout},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-13329-4_8}
    }
    
  • Nico Saputro
    Kemal Akkaya
    Year: 2014
    An Improved TCP for Reduced Packet Delay in IEEE 802.11s-Based Smart Grid AMI Networks
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13329-4_8
Nico Saputro1,*, Kemal Akkaya1,*
  • 1: Southern Illinois University
*Contact email: nico@siu.edu, kemal@cs.siu.edu

Abstract

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) can handle packet losses by retransmitting them when the corresponding acknowledgement (ACK) packets are not received within a certain time interval. This time interval is referred to as (RTO) and setting its value is critical to reduce the packet delay in Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks. In this paper, we propose a novel mechanism to set the RTO of each smart meter (SM) to improve the performance of TCP in IEEE 802.11s-based AMI networks in terms of packet delay. The idea is based on using the location of the SMs in the network topology and assign an RTO based on its distance from the gateway. In addition, we propose eliminating the doubling of RTO value when ACK packets are not received. The simulation results under ns-3 simulator indicate that the delay performance can be improved at least 40% with the use of these mechanisms.