Experimental Evaluation of Mockets Communication Protocol for Integrated Sensor Architecture (ISA)
Technical Report,01 Apr 2019,31 Mar 2020
CCDC Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States
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Successful convergence of cross-domain capabilities is dependent on rapid and continuous interoperability and integration across joint military services, interagency, and multinational partners. However, tactical networking environments are often characterized by limited bandwidth and unreliable connectivity due to their wireless ad hoc nature where the performance issues include frequent disconnections, congestions, packet losses, and data backlog in the application and network queues, resulting in increased latency in the delivery of the data. In particular, the applications using the traditional Transmission Control ProtocolInternet Protocol suite designed for wired networks would suffer from inadequate communication performance. The potential consequence can be a missed opportunity or an action based on outdated information. Mockets Mobile Sockets communications protocol is designed to ensure the timely and reliable delivery of data in tactical wireless environments. This report provides qualitative analyses of Mockets-enabled communications under various network environments. The experimentation focuses on the Mockets transport protocol that supports transmission and reception of the data between US Armys Integrated Sensor Architecture servers and clients on timeliness and robustness of data transport. Our results show that the Mockets protocol improves message transport performance under the constrained network environment.
- Computer Systems Management and Standards
- Radio Communications