Natale Patriciello

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Wireless communication technologies are critical for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) professionals during the emergency operations that follow natural or man-made disasters, scenarios in which commercial terrestrial networks often fail to provide the necessary support. The reason is threefold: they simply get disrupted by the disaster, they(More)
Currently, the ns-3 network simulator include rather limited TCP functionalities. TCP Options are not supported, and it misses models for widely used congestion control algorithms. Thus, simulations can be inadequate for today's standards and unable to represent what happen inside a broad range of networks, from Gigabit Ethernet to high-delay satellite(More)
This paper presents preliminary work on PINK (Proactive INjection into acK), an AQM algorithm able to enhance TCP congestion control properties without dropping packets. PINK is a completely transparent solution that does not require any modification to the existing protocol stack of end hosts, and it is particularly suitable for high-delay PPDR systems.(More)
Network-enabled services for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) professionals have been more than necessary in today's emergency situations. Under the extreme circumstances of an emergency, it is essential to have networks which support the required data throughput as well as high availability in spite of high traffic volume, and which minimize(More)
When statistical multiplexing is used to provide connectivity to a number of client hosts through a high-delay link, the original TCP as well as TCP variants born to improve performance on those links often provide poor performance and sub-optimal QoS properties. To guarantee intra-protocol fairness, inter-protocol friendliness, low queues utilization and(More)
In this paper we study the problem of how to simulate complex networks on general-purpose hardware in an efficient, feasible and scalable way. State of the art solutions for network simulation are based on the virtualization of network simulators (so as to emulate network's nodes) or on the usage of specialized software that models the network itself (so as(More)
After a disaster, it is unlikely to expect current terrestrial infrastructures to provide the coverage and the Quality of Service required by emergency operators. Currently, PPDR operators go towards a portable LTE infrastructure that provides an access network to field operators, backhauled by a wireless mesh network that can route traffic from and towards(More)