Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

9-2005

Abstract

In a multi-rate wireless network, a node can dynamically adjust its link transmission rate by switching between different modulation schemes. For the current IEEE802.11a/b/g standards, this rate adjustment is limited to unicast traffic only while multicast and broadcast traffic is always transmitted at the lowest possible rate. In this paper, we consider a novel type of multi-rate mesh networks where a node can dynamically adjust its link layer multicast rates to its neighbours. In particular, we consider the problem of realising low latency network-wide broadcast in this type of multi-rate wireless meshes. We will first show that the multi-rate broadcast problem is significantly different from the single-rate case. We will then present an algorithm for achieving low latency broadcast in a multi-rate mesh which exploits both wireless broadcast advantage and the multi-rate nature of the network. I.

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

1st IEEE Workshop on Wireless Mesh Networks (WIMESH), 26 September 2005, Santa Clara, CA

City or Country

Santa Clara, CA

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.163.2416

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