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A Novel Frame Aggregation Scheduler to Solve the Head-of-Line Blocking Problem for Real-Time UDP Traffic in Aggregation-Enabled WLANs
Linjie ZHU Bin WU Zhiwei WEI Yu TANG
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2019/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
frame aggregation, head-of-line blocking, UDP, WLAN,
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In this letter, a novel frame aggregation scheduler is proposed to solve the head-of-line blocking problem for real-time user datagram protocol (UDP) traffic in error-prone and aggregation-enabled wireless local area networks (WLANs). The key to the proposed scheduler is to break the restriction of in-order delivery over the WLAN. The simulation results show that the proposed scheduler can achieve high UDP goodput and low delay compared to the conventional scheduler.