Departmental Papers (ESE)

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

December 2003


Copyright 2003 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2003, Volume 4, pages 3659-3664.
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In this paper we use fluid-models to look at the adaptation of congestion-controllers to achieve higher throughputs and utilizations in high bandwidth connections. We first parameterize the congestion-controllers using a parameter called the multiplicative decrease parameter and study the adaptation of the congestion-controllers in terms of adapting this parameter. We then linearize the system to study the local stability properties and provide design rules for choosing the parameters of the congestion-controllers. We assume a general network topology and arbitrary round-trip delays in the analysis. Simulations that show the throughput increase that can be achieved using such adaptive congestion-controllers are also presented.



Date Posted: 24 November 2004

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