Energy usage of UDP and DCCP over 802.11n

M. Abu-Tair, S. N. Bhatti

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We show that the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) provides ~10% - ~40% greater energy efficiency than the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) in a wireless LAN (WLAN) client. Our empirical evaluation uses a testbed comprised of consumer components and opensource software to measure typical performance that can be expected by a user, rather than highly-tuned performance which most users will not be able to configure. We focus our measurements on a scenario using IEEE 802.11n at 5GHz as energy efficiency will be particularly important to mobile and wireless users. We consider overall performance as well as the energy efficiency of the protocol usage to give a rounded comparison of UDP and DCCP. Overall, we see there would be great benefit in many applications using DCCP instead of UDP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479936298
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2014


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