Delay-sensitive retransmission method based on network coding in IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs

Yosuke Tanigawa, Jong Ok Kim, Hideki Tode

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Recently, network coding (NC) has been popularly applied to wireless networks in order to improve channel utilization. In wireless LANs, when NC is applied to packet retransmission, a base station can simultaneously retransmit multiple packets destined to different wireless stations for a single retransmission trial. On the other hand, NC creates additional packet delay at both base station and wireless stations, and hence, packet transfer delay may increase seriously. However, existing NC-based retransmission methods do not consider this additional delay explicitly. In addition, when the number of flows is small, NC exhibits less benefits because the chances of NC-based retransmission are highly reduced. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a novel NC-based retransmission method in order to improve packet transfer delay and jitter of received packets. Moreover, to achieve further improvement of delay, jitter and retransmission efficiency, we propose a retransmission method in which NC-based retransmission cooperates with the typical ARQ method.We overcome the disadvantage of NC-based retransmission by combining with ARQ cooperatively. Finally, we show the effectiveness of the proposed methods by extensive computer simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 2010 Dec 62010 Dec 10

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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