Maximum Frame Size Control Based on Predicted BER in Wireless Networks

MyungSeon RYOU
HongSeong PARK
SooHee HAN
WookHyun KWON

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.7    pp.3065-3068
Publication Date: 2005/07/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.7.3065
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
maximum frame size control,  predicted BER,  goodput,  

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Summary: 
This letter discusses the prediction of the time-varying bit error rate (BER) for a transmitting channel using recent transmissions and retransmissions. Depending on the predicted BER, we propose a maximum frame size control to improve the goodput in wireless networks. It is shown, using simulation, that when the maximum frame size is controlled relative to the time-varying BER the goodput of the network is improved.