Summary: Evaluation of SCTP Multistreaming over Wireless/Satellite Links
School of Computer Science
University of Oklahoma,
Norman, OK 73019-6151.
Satellite Networks & Architectures Branch
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Rd. MS 54-8,
Cleveland, OH 44135.
Abstract--In this paper, we study the impact of multistreaming
on the performance of SCTP over satellite networks. We first show
that multistreaming results in higher goodput than single streams
when the receiver buffer is constrained as in the case of wireless
handheld devices. We then demonstrate that the multistreaming
feature of SCTP results in reduced buffer requirements at the re-
ceiver in the presence of losses in the satellite network. The above
advantages makes SCTP an attractive transport protocol for wire-
less handheld devices.