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AccuRate: Constellation Based Rate Estimation in Wireless Networks

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AccuRate: Constellation Based Rate Estimation in Wireless Networks
This paper proposes to exploit physical layer information towards improved rate selection in wireless networks. While existing schemes pick good transmission rates, this paper takes a step further towards computing the optimal bit rate. The main idea is to capture the channel behavior through symbol level dispersions, and "replay" these dispersions on different rate encodings of the same packet. The "replay" action can be emulated at the receiver without requiring the transmitter to send the packet at every other rate. The maximum successful rate is likely to be the optimal rate of the received packet, and assuming that the channel remains coherent, the same rate can be prescribed for the next transmission. We design, implement, and evaluate this idea over a small testbed of USRP hardware and GNURadio software. Our proposal, called AccuRate, predicts a packet's optimal rate 95% of times when the packet is received correctly. When the packet is received in erro...
Souvik Sen, Naveen Santhapuri, Romit Roy Choudhury
Added 14 Feb 2011
Updated 14 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where NSDI
Authors Souvik Sen, Naveen Santhapuri, Romit Roy Choudhury, Srihari Nelakuditi
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