The Design of the ROHC Header Compression Accelerator

  • Mengmeng Yan
  • Shengbing Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 337)


ROHC (Robust Header Compression) packet header compression protocol could reduce the extra overhead, which introduced by the packetizing of the Internet transport protocol, and utilize the wireless bandwidth more effectively, so it is widely used. Previous studies are mainly focused on the software implementation and optimization of key parameters. This paper introduces the ROHC header compression scheme applied in the wireless environment, and designs the framework of ROHC header compression scheme in U-mode. The header compressor of IPv4/UDP/RTP header has also been realized according to the principle of ROHC under U-mode. The modules and the implementation of the compressor are described in this paper. The performances of ROHC header compression system is analyzed through experiments. The result shows that the hardware accelerator achieves the function of ROHC packet header compression protocol correctly, and significantly reduces the overhead of packet headers to effectively improve the link utilization; at the same time has good usability and flexibility.


ROHC hardware accelerator compressor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mengmeng Yan
    • 1
  • Shengbing Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and TechnologyNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anP.R. China

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