Experimental assessment of 802.11 MAC layer channel estimators

Giustiniano, Domenico and Malone, David and Leith, Douglas J. and Papagiannaki, Konstantina (2007) Experimental assessment of 802.11 MAC layer channel estimators. IEEE Communications Letters, 11 (12). pp. 961-963. ISSN 1089-7798

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We evaluate two approaches for estimating the proportions of frame losses at an 802.11 station due to collisions and interference. These methods use only local 802.11 measurements available in basic access mode. We implement the estimators on an experimental testbed using off-the-shelf hardware to investigate implementation requirements and to evaluate performance in real wireless environments. We find that the estimators are accurate and of potential practical utility.

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Keywords: IEEE 802.11; DCF; Channel quality estimation; Estimator implementation; Channel estimation; Wireless LAN; MAC layer; Channel estimators; Collisions; Frame losses; Interference; Off-the-shelf hardware.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1437
Identification Number: 10.1109/LCOMM.2007.071319
Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 13:44
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Communications Letters
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes

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