MISC: Merging incorrect symbols using constellation diversity for 802.11 retransmission

Jiajue Ou, Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li

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802.11 WLANs suffer from high packet losses due to interference and noise. Packet retransmission is a fundamental way to recover a lost packet. To extract useful information from incorrect symbols and improve retransmission efficiency, we present MISC, a packet retransmission scheme that merges incorrect symbols from multiple transmissions to produce correct ones. MISC proactively creates constellation diversity by rearranging the constellation maps in retransmissions. MISC addresses practical implementation issues and makes minimum amendments to integrate into current 802.11 WLAN framework. We implement MISC in an 802.11-based GNURadio/USRP platform and conduct extensive experiments to evaluate its efficacy. Experiment results demonstrate that MISC can substantially improve the throughput.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2014 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479933600
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 27 Apr 20142 May 2014


Conference33rd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2014
CityToronto, ON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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