Scalable TCP and HighSpeed TCP for Internet Access over Geostationary Satellite Links

D. Miorandi, University of Padova, (a joint work with G. Giambene)


This work aims at investigating the performance of some TCP enhancements, proposed for networks with a very large bandwidth/delay product, in a geostationary satellite environment. Both persistent and elastic traffic patterns are considered, as well as static and mobile users. Performance evaluation, conducted via numerical simulations, shows the soundness of the use of such protocols in the scenario under consideration.