Implicit Block ACK Scheme for IEEE 802.11 WLANs
AbstractThe throughput of IEEE 802.11 standard is significantly bounded by the associated Medium Access Control (MAC) overhead. Because of the overhead, an upper limit exists for throughput, which is bounded, including situations where data rates are extremely high. Therefore, an overhead reduction is necessary to achieve higher throughput. The IEEE 802.11e amendment introduced the block ACK mechanism, to reduce the number of control messages in MAC. Although the block ACK scheme greatly reduces overhead, further improvements are possible. In this letter, we propose an implicit block ACK method that further reduces the overhead associated with IEEE 802.11e’s block ACK scheme. The mathematical analysis results are presented for both the original protocol and the proposed scheme. A performance improvement of greater than 10% was achieved with the proposed implementation. View Full-Text
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Sthapit, P.; Pyun, J.-Y. Implicit Block ACK Scheme for IEEE 802.11 WLANs. Sensors 2016, 16, 167.
Sthapit P, Pyun J-Y. Implicit Block ACK Scheme for IEEE 802.11 WLANs. Sensors. 2016; 16(2):167.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sthapit, Pranesh; Pyun, Jae-Young. 2016. "Implicit Block ACK Scheme for IEEE 802.11 WLANs." Sensors 16, no. 2: 167.
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