Low-latency broadcast in multirate wireless mesh networks. Chou, C., Misra, A., & Qadir, J. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 24(11):2081-2091, 2006.
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In a multirate wireless network, a node can dynamically adjust its link transmission rate by switching between different modulation schemes. In the current IEEE802.11a/b/g standards, this rate adjustment is defined for unicast traffic only. In this paper, we consider a wireless mesh network (WMN), where a node can dynamically adjust its link-layer multicast rates to its neighbors, and address the problem of realizing low-latency network-wide broadcast in such a mesh. We first show that the multirate broadcast problem is significantly different from the single-rate case. We will then present an algorithm for achieving low-latency broadcast in a multirate mesh which exploits both the wireless multicast advantage and the multirate nature of the network. Simulations based on current IEEE802.11 parameters show that multirate multicast can reduce broadcast latency by 3-5 times compared with using the lowest rate alone. In addition, we show the significance of the product of transmission rate and transmission coverage area in designing multirate WMNs for broadcast. © 2006 IEEE.
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 abstract = {In a multirate wireless network, a node can dynamically adjust its link transmission rate by switching between different modulation schemes. In the current IEEE802.11a/b/g standards, this rate adjustment is defined for unicast traffic only. In this paper, we consider a wireless mesh network (WMN), where a node can dynamically adjust its link-layer multicast rates to its neighbors, and address the problem of realizing low-latency network-wide broadcast in such a mesh. We first show that the multirate broadcast problem is significantly different from the single-rate case. We will then present an algorithm for achieving low-latency broadcast in a multirate mesh which exploits both the wireless multicast advantage and the multirate nature of the network. Simulations based on current IEEE802.11 parameters show that multirate multicast can reduce broadcast latency by 3-5 times compared with using the lowest rate alone. In addition, we show the significance of the product of transmission rate and transmission coverage area in designing multirate WMNs for broadcast. © 2006 IEEE.},
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 author = {Chou, C.T. and Misra, A. and Qadir, J.},
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