Multi-stage multicast in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks

Seongyeol Yang, Jaeyong An, Sangheon Pack

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In IEEE 802.11 WLANs, the basic (lowest) data rate is used for multicast to provide satisfactory performance to low quality users. However, this approach can reduce the overall network throughput. In this work, we propose multi-stage multicast (MSM) schemes where multicast frames are transmitted redundantly via higher data rates. Due to the redundant transmission, comparable reliability to the conventional multicast scheme is obtained while the throughput can be significantly improved. We also extend the MSM scheme for bursty wireless channel errors by integrating network coding, i.e., MSM-network coding (MSM-NC). From numerical results, it can be shown that the MSM and MSM-NC schemes achieve higher throughput and comparable reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINFOCOM 2010 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Mar 152010 Mar 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


OtherIEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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