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Implementation and experimental study of rate adaptation algorithms in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks

Gangwal, Prateek (2009) Implementation and experimental study of rate adaptation algorithms in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. Masters thesis, Iowa State University.

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Abstract

Rate Adaptation is a critical component of IEEE 802.11 network devices. There are many rate adaptation algorithms proposed in the literature. They are either evaluated through simulations or through experiments only in static scenarios. We implement some of these algorithms (which are implementable) in Madwifi device driver and then compare their performance in static as well as mobile vehicular scenarios. We also present a novel rate adaptation algorithm called RAM. RAM is a per-packet receiver based rate adaptation algorithm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first receiver based rate adaptation algorithm that is implementable at the device driver level.

EPrint Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:rate adaptation IEEE 802.11 madwifi RAM Rate Adaptation in Mobile Environments
Subjects:Computer Engineering > COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE > Optical and Wireless Networks
ID Code:497
Identification Number:Identification Number UNSPECIFIED
Deposited By:Prateek Gangwal
Deposited On:14 June 2009

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