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Wireless feedback cancellation for leader-based MAC layer multicast protocols: Measurement and simulation results on the feasibility of leader-based MAC protocols using feedback cancellation on the 802.11 aa wireless multicast network

Publication by Jochen Miroll, Zhao Li, Thorsten Herfet
Related to the Predictably Reliable Real-time Transport (PRRT) project
Published in IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE 2010), 2010


Leader-based protocols have been proposed for wireless networks such as 802.11 as an alternative approach to MAC layer ARQ. If based on feedback cancellation, such protocols may achieve low latency and high throughput at predictable reliability and superior scalability with respect to the number of subscribers. Especially for delay-bounded multicast A/V transmission these properties are highly desirable. The authors have proposed such schemes to the IEEE task group TGaa, which is dedicated to introducing more reliable multicast to 802.11 wireless LANs. This paper provides results on wireless feedback cancellation probabilities derived from real measurements with consumer hardware as well as simulation data.