The Study of Multipath TCP Networks under Latency with Retransmission Mechanism  
Author Yu-Chieh Liao


Co-Author(s) Yi-Kuei Lin; Chih-Li Pan


Abstract It is essential to reduce data latency and guarantee quality of service for modern computer networks. The emerging networking protocol, Multipath Transmission Control Protocol, can reduce data latency by transmitting data through multiple minimal paths and ensure data integrity by a data retransmission mechanism. The capacity of each arc can be considered as multistate in computer networks because of different situations such as failures, partial failures, and maintenance. We evaluate network reliability for a multistate retransmission flow network through which the data can be successfully transmitted by means of multiple minimal paths under the permitted latency. An algorithm is first presented to generate all lower boundary points that can satisfy these requirements to calculate the network reliability.


Keywords Multipath transmission control protocol (MPTCP); retransmission; multi-state retransmission flow network (MSRFN); packet error rate (PER); data latency; network reliability
    Article #:  2170
Proceedings of the 21st ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 6-8, 2015 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvia, U.S.A.