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Title: Less Transmissions, More Throughput: Bringing Carpool to Public WLANs
Authors: Wei Wang;Yingjie Chen;Qian Zhang;Kaishun Wu;Jin Zhang
subject: media access control (MAC)|contention reduction|Frame aggregation|phase offset side channel|cross-layer
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: A typical scenario for public WLANs is large audience environment where Wi-Fi hotspots serve scores of mobile devices. The performance of those Wi-Fi hotspots is extremely poor in terms of low goodput and severe delay due to heavy contention and MAC inefficiency. After carefully investigating the traffic patterns in public WLANs, we propose Carpool</italic>, a practical design that facilitates transmission sharing among multiple receivers, to tackle this problem. The key idea is to reduce contention by feeding frames for multiple destinations into one transmission at physical layer (PHY). As such, each downlink transmission carries payloads for multiple receivers, which reduces contention overhead and enables in-time response to concurrent requests from multiple users. To achieve efficient and reliable transmission in Carpool, we propose i) a lightweight frame structure to support multiple receivers, and ii) a real-time channel estimation scheme to continuously calibrate channel estimation during the transmission of a Carpool frame. We have implemented the entire PHY of Carpool on the GNURadio/USRP platform and tested it in various indoor environments. Furthermore, our trace-driven MAC evaluation shows that Carpool achieves up to $3.2 \times$</tex-math><alternatives><inline-graphic xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="wang-ieq1-2449291.gif"/> </alternatives></inline-formula> goodput gain and reduces up to $75$ <alternatives><inline-graphic xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="wang-ieq2-2449291.gif"/></alternatives></inline-formula> percent delay compared to the IEEE 802.11n MAC frame aggregation scheme.
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URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/148445
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/617977
ISSN: 1536-1233
volume: 15
issue: 5
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Title: Less Transmissions, More Throughput: Bringing Carpool to Public WLANs
Authors: Wei Wang;Yingjie Chen;Qian Zhang;Kaishun Wu;Jin Zhang
subject: media access control (MAC)|contention reduction|Frame aggregation|phase offset side channel|cross-layer
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: A typical scenario for public WLANs is large audience environment where Wi-Fi hotspots serve scores of mobile devices. The performance of those Wi-Fi hotspots is extremely poor in terms of low goodput and severe delay due to heavy contention and MAC inefficiency. After carefully investigating the traffic patterns in public WLANs, we propose Carpool</italic>, a practical design that facilitates transmission sharing among multiple receivers, to tackle this problem. The key idea is to reduce contention by feeding frames for multiple destinations into one transmission at physical layer (PHY). As such, each downlink transmission carries payloads for multiple receivers, which reduces contention overhead and enables in-time response to concurrent requests from multiple users. To achieve efficient and reliable transmission in Carpool, we propose i) a lightweight frame structure to support multiple receivers, and ii) a real-time channel estimation scheme to continuously calibrate channel estimation during the transmission of a Carpool frame. We have implemented the entire PHY of Carpool on the GNURadio/USRP platform and tested it in various indoor environments. Furthermore, our trace-driven MAC evaluation shows that Carpool achieves up to $3.2 \times$</tex-math><alternatives><inline-graphic xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="wang-ieq1-2449291.gif"/> </alternatives></inline-formula> goodput gain and reduces up to $75$ <alternatives><inline-graphic xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="wang-ieq2-2449291.gif"/></alternatives></inline-formula> percent delay compared to the IEEE 802.11n MAC frame aggregation scheme.
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URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/148445
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/617977
ISSN: 1536-1233
volume: 15
issue: 5
Appears in Collections:2016

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Title: Less Transmissions, More Throughput: Bringing Carpool to Public WLANs
Authors: Wei Wang;Yingjie Chen;Qian Zhang;Kaishun Wu;Jin Zhang
subject: media access control (MAC)|contention reduction|Frame aggregation|phase offset side channel|cross-layer
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: A typical scenario for public WLANs is large audience environment where Wi-Fi hotspots serve scores of mobile devices. The performance of those Wi-Fi hotspots is extremely poor in terms of low goodput and severe delay due to heavy contention and MAC inefficiency. After carefully investigating the traffic patterns in public WLANs, we propose Carpool</italic>, a practical design that facilitates transmission sharing among multiple receivers, to tackle this problem. The key idea is to reduce contention by feeding frames for multiple destinations into one transmission at physical layer (PHY). As such, each downlink transmission carries payloads for multiple receivers, which reduces contention overhead and enables in-time response to concurrent requests from multiple users. To achieve efficient and reliable transmission in Carpool, we propose i) a lightweight frame structure to support multiple receivers, and ii) a real-time channel estimation scheme to continuously calibrate channel estimation during the transmission of a Carpool frame. We have implemented the entire PHY of Carpool on the GNURadio/USRP platform and tested it in various indoor environments. Furthermore, our trace-driven MAC evaluation shows that Carpool achieves up to $3.2 \times$</tex-math><alternatives><inline-graphic xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="wang-ieq1-2449291.gif"/> </alternatives></inline-formula> goodput gain and reduces up to $75$ <alternatives><inline-graphic xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="wang-ieq2-2449291.gif"/></alternatives></inline-formula> percent delay compared to the IEEE 802.11n MAC frame aggregation scheme.
Description: 
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/148445
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/617977
ISSN: 1536-1233
volume: 15
issue: 5
Appears in Collections:2016

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