End-to-end versus explicit feedback measurement in 802.11 networks

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End-to-end versus explicit feedback measurement in 802.11 networks
Higher layer protocols in wireless networks need to dynamically adapt to observed network response. The common approach is that each session employs end-to-end monitoring to estimate quantities of interest, like delay, delay jitter and available bandwidth. A less conventional approach is to employ lower layer explicit feedback mechanisms in place or in aid of end-to-end efforts. Available bandwidth measurements are known to follow multi-modal distributions and therefore are especially difficult to measure and filter, even in wired networks. In 802.11-based multi-hop networks obtaining usable end-to-end measurements is questionable. They are affected by a combination of a large number of transient variables due to the virtual carrier sense, head of line problems on each link and mobility. Motivated by this, we are developing a network explicit feedback mechanism. Our study of this accurate network feedback architecture aids in the cost/benefit analysis of an important trade-off: deploy...
Manthos Kazantzidis, Mario Gerla
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where ISCC
Authors Manthos Kazantzidis, Mario Gerla
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