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The importance of being overheard: throughput gains in wireless mesh networks

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The importance of being overheard: throughput gains in wireless mesh networks
A flurry of recent work has focused on the performance gains that may be achieved by leveraging the broadcast nature of the wireless channel. In particular, researchers have observed that nodes other than the intended recipient of a packet may overhear the transmission in certain settings. Systems have been proposed to leverage this so-called overhearing phenomena by opportunistically adjusting forwarding paths, suppressing similar transmissions, and superimposing packet transmissions using network coding. The effectiveness of such approaches in practice depends greatly on the empirical overhearing rate, which is a function not only of the particular network and its environment, but also upon individual nodes’ transmission rates. Most existing opportunistic routing systems use a single, fixed bitrate throughout the network, leaving open significant opportunity for increased performance. We present modrate, a mechanism to jointly optimize rate selection and overhearing opportuniti...
Mikhail Afanasyev, Alex C. Snoeren
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where IMC
Authors Mikhail Afanasyev, Alex C. Snoeren
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