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Improving link failure detection and response in IEEE 802.11 wireless ad hoc networks

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Improving link failure detection and response in IEEE 802.11 wireless ad hoc networks
Wireless multihop ad hoc networks face a multitude of challenging problems including highly dynamic multihop topologies, lossy and noisy communications channels, and sporadic connectivity which contribute to frequent link failures. Rapid and accurate link failure detection is therefore important to maintain correct and optimum operation of network routing protocols. In this paper, we propose a unified link failure detection and recovery architecture (ulfra) which uses link layer feedback for rapid failure detection and packet salvaging for packet recovery. While link layer feedback and packet salvaging have been studied in simulations and simple experiments, no thorough experimental study have been undertaken to evaluate their real-world performance. This paper essentially fills this void as we implement and evaluate ulfra in an IEEE 802.11 multihop ad hoc network. Our experimental results show that link layer feedback, as modeled in current network simulators, actually performs worse ...
Alvin C. Valera, Hwee-Pink Tan, Winston Khoon Guan
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where PIMRC
Authors Alvin C. Valera, Hwee-Pink Tan, Winston Khoon Guan Seah
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