TCP-MAC cross layer integration for Xor network coding

Khaled Alferaidi*, Robert Piechocki

*Corresponding author for this work

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Wireless Multi-Hop networks rely on the role of intermediate nodes to perform network coding, the superiority of network coding in wireless environment is evident. Network coding exploits the nature of wireless as broadcast environment and that explains network coding superiority. Meanwhile, transmission control protocol (TCP) is known by its friendliness as congestion relieve in congested networks. Despite the friendliness of TCP, it is still a challenge when Xor network coding is applied. Furthermore, the TCP is designed to guarantee a delivery of data packets; however, it is not behaving as expected when network coding plays a part in network. There is absence of MAC layer collaboration that could inflict some positive effect on Xor network coding. In this paper, we investigate the impact of MAC layer vitality, and the TCP and MAC roles to improve overall throughput and overall delay and jitters. We propose MACINT-TCP to appreciate the network coding nature functionality and incorporate better interaction between TCP and MAC layer to obtain favourable outcomes in term of throughput, delay and ratio of loss packets (PLR).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Computing
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Computing Conference
EditorsSupriya Kapoor, Rahul Bhatia, Kohei Arai
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030011772
ISBN (Print)9783030011765
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018
EventComputing Conference, 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 201812 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceComputing Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • MAC layer
  • Transmission control protocol (TCP)
  • Xor network coding


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