• Performance and Disruption Tolerance of Transport Protocols for Airborne Telemetry Networks

      Sterbenz, James P. G.; Rohrer, Justin P.; University of Kansas (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2009-10)
      The airborne telemetry environment presents unique challenges to end-to-end communications due to the highly dynamic topology and time-varying connectivity of high-velocity wireless nodes. The AeroTP transport protocol uses multiple reliability modes to trade off end-to-end reliability and efficiency as appropriate for different categories of telemetry data. Based on the architecture previously presented, we have further developed the design of this protocol, as well as performing preliminary simulations of AeroTP using the ns-3 simulation platform. In this paper we present the operational modes of AeroTP in greater detail, as well as comparing the performance of TCP with the AeroTP domain-specific transport protocol.