FRAS: Fair rate adaptation scheme for directional multicast in 60 GHz multi-gigabit WLANs

Wonjung Kim, Taewon Song, Sangheon Pack

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Although extensive studies have been carried out on the provision of multicast services in wireless local area networks (WLANs), most of them do not consider the use of directional antennasIn particular, rate adaptation and fairness issues among sectors in directional multicast are not well-studied topicsIn this paper, a fair rate adaptation scheme (FRAS) that seeks to determine appropriate transmission rates that maintain fairness among sectors and accommodate as many multicast devices as possible is proposedExtensive simulation results show that FRAS outperforms the equal-rate scheme in terms of the number of devices that receive multicast framesFurthermore, FRAS can improve the fairness performance as compared with the heavy-sector first scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1007-1017
Number of pages11
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments This research was supported in part by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT&Future Planning), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA-2013-H0301-13-1002) and in part by Business for Cooperative R&D between Industry, Academy, and Research Institute funded Korea Small and Medium Business Administration in 2013 (Grants No. C0002920).


  • Directional multicast
  • Fairness
  • Multi-gigabit WLAN
  • Multicast capacity
  • Rate adaptation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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