Implicit Congestion Control in Wireless Multihop Networks
Implicit hop-by-hop congestion control is a novel congestion control approach that has been tailored to the specific properties of a wireless multihop medium. It is meanwhile well-known that TCP and TCP-like congestion control are highly problematic in these networks. Our scheme does not use any explicit congestion feedback, and does not maintain any rates or windows. Instead, it establishes backpressure towards the source node implicitly, by passively observing the medium. A lightweight error detection and correctio mechanism allows fast reaction to changing medium conditions.