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A New Channel-Aware Rate Adaptation in High Speed WLANs
Navrati SAXENA Abhishek ROY
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2009/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
rate adaptation, IEEE 802.11n, MCS, prototype, implementation, simulation,
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In this letter we propose an advanced rate adaptation algorithm that intelligently uses the channel statistics to make fast and efficient selection of transmission rates. Our implementation and simulation results prove that the proposed strategy achieves major latency and throughput improvements on 802.11n products and existing related protocols. The entire work is on a software module, thus providing adaptability, cost-effectiveness, with no hardware changes.