ChinaCom2009-Advances in Internet Symposium

Research Article

Multi-Stream Bandwidth Estimation for SCTP in High-Speed Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/CHINACOM.2009.5339822,
        author={Rung-Shiang Cheng and Chien-Feng Lai and Yueh-Min Huang and I-Che Chou},
        title={Multi-Stream Bandwidth Estimation for SCTP in High-Speed Networks},
        proceedings={ChinaCom2009-Advances in Internet Symposium},
        keywords={SCTP; multi-streaming; bandwidth estimation},
  • Rung-Shiang Cheng
    Chien-Feng Lai
    Yueh-Min Huang
    I-Che Chou
    Year: 2009
    Multi-Stream Bandwidth Estimation for SCTP in High-Speed Networks
    DOI: 10.1109/CHINACOM.2009.5339822
Rung-Shiang Cheng1,*, Chien-Feng Lai2,*, Yueh-Min Huang2,*, I-Che Chou2
  • 1: 1Department of Computer and Communication, Kun Shan University, Taiwan
  • 2: 4Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
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This paper proposes an improvement for SCTP congestion control procedures in high-speed networks. Current SCTP congestion control algorithms may lead to premature termination of the startup phase, resulting in an under-utilization of network resources and a corresponding degradation of network performance. Therefore, this paper develops an algorithm that estimates network conditions during the startup phase and rapidly expands the congestion window to match the available bandwidth. The simulation results confirmed that the proposed scheme can improve the performance of SCTP associations in high-speed networks.