Wireless communication is inherently vulnerable to errors from the dynamic wireless environment. Link layer packets discarded due to these errors impose a serious limitation on the maximum achievable throughput in the wireless channel. To enhance the overall throughput of wireless communication, it is necessary to have a link layer transmission scheme that is robust to the errors intrinsic to the wireless channel. To this end, we present Interleaved-Forward Error Correction (I-FEC), a clever link layer coding scheme that protects link layer data against random and busty errors. We examine the level of data protection provided by I-FEC against other popular schemes. We also simulate I-FEC in Bluetooth, and compare the TCP throughput result with Bluetooth's integrated FEC coding feature. We show that I-FEC consistently and significantly outperforms other link layer coding schemes by providing an impressive amount of protection against heavy channel burst errors.
|頁（從 - 到）||539-544|
|期刊||Proceedings - International Symposium on Computers and Communications|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 2004|
|事件||Proceedings - ISCC 2004, Ninth International Symposium on Computers and Communications - Alexandria, 埃及|
持續時間: 2004 六月 28 → 2004 七月 1
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