On Throughput Stabilization of Network Transport

Nageswara S.V. Rao, Qishi Wu, S. Sitharama Iyengar

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A number of network applications require stable transport throughput for tasks such as control and coordination operations over wide-area networks. We present a window-based method that achieves stable throughput at a target level by utilizing a variation of the classical Robbins-Monro stochastic approximation algorithm. We analytically show the stability of this method under very mild conditions on the network, which are justified by Internet measurements. Our User Datagram Protocol (UDP)-based implementation provides stable throughput over the Internet under various traffic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Robbins-Monro algorithm
  • Stochastic approximation
  • Transport stabilization


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