Multi-destination Aggregation with Binary Symmetric Broadcast Channel Based Coding in 802.11 WLANs

Chen, Xiaomin and Leith, Douglas (2019) Multi-destination Aggregation with Binary Symmetric Broadcast Channel Based Coding in 802.11 WLANs. Wireless Networks, 25 (5). pp. 2201-2216. ISSN 1022-0038

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11276-017-1642-7

Abstract

In this paper we consider the potential benefits of adopting a binary symmetric broadcast channel paradigm for multi-destination aggregation in 802.11 WLANs, as opposed to a more conventional packet erasure channel paradigm. We propose two approaches for multi-destination aggregation, i.e. superposition coding and a simpler time-sharing coding. Theoretical and simulation results for both unicast and multicast traffic demonstrate that increases in network throughput of more than 100% are possible over a wide range of network conditions and that the much simpler time-sharing scheme yields most of these gains and have minimal loss of performance. Importantly, these performance gains are achieved exclusively through software rather than hardware changes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multi-destination aggregation; Binary symmetric broadcast channel; Time-sharing coding; Superposition coding; 802.11 WLANs
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Xiaomin Chen
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32875

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