A simulation of P_MUL (An application for multicast messaging under EMCON restriction)

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Authors
  1. Bilodeau, C.
  2. Dumoulin, S.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
P_MUL is an application layer reliable multicast protocol specifically designed for use over narrowband networks where nodes may be operating in EMCON (Emission Control) or Radio silence mode. The protocol is specified in the Allied Communication Publication (ACP) 142. The Communications Research Centre (CRC) has created a discrete-event simulation model of P_MUL in order to characterise its performance under a variety of operating conditions. Simulation scenarios were created to examine the effectiveness of P_MUL in both noise-free and noisy channel environments. The scenarios focus on the impact of protocol parameters on the results obtainable by P_MUL. This report describes the CRC model of P_MUL and outlines the simulation scenarios studied. Analysis of simulation results is provided, weaknesses of the protocol are identified, and optimal values for certain protocol parameters are suggested.
Keywords
Multicasting;EMCON (Emission Control);Radio silence;Erasure coding;P_MUL;Reliable multicast
Report Number
DREO-TR-2000-048;CRC-2000-005 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2000
Number of Pages
121
DSTKIM No
CA010696
CANDIS No
514939
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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