A Rate Control Algorithm to Improve TCP over RFID Reader Network

  • R. RadhaEmail author
  • Amit Kumar Tyagi
  • K. Kathiravan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 989)


In many emerging RFID applications such as location tracking, multiple readers are involved in collecting tag information and sending it to a computer. A large number of computers and readers are augmented into the network for efficient data processing and local decision-making. This type of ad hoc RFID reader network uses TCP as a transport layer protocol. But TCP cannot perform well in any wireless network due to its burst nature of data transmission. This work proposes a rate-based transmission algorithm which is implemented as a layer between TCP and network layer. The algorithm proposed in this work ensures that packets are sent one after another with less delay (i.e., between them). Here, exponential average of an end-to-end delay is used as a metric in determining the delay between the packets. This delay reflects the congestion status in the network and avoids contention between successive data packets. The evaluation of the performance of our algorithm against TCP New Reno using NS 2.35 simulator shows significant performance improvement of throughput, the end-to-end delay, the link layer contentions, and the route failure.


Location tracking Rate-based transmission RFID TCP 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringK L UniversityHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and EngineeringLingayas VidyapeethFaridabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of Information TechnologyEaswari Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia

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