Using energy-efficient overlays to reduce packet error rates in wireless ad-hoc networks

G. Ben Brahm, B. Khan, A. Al-Fuqaha, M. Guizani, A. Rayes

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Abstract

In this paper we present new energy-efficient techniques to lower the packet-level error rates of application-layer connections in wireless ad-hoc networks. In our scheme, each application-layer connection is implemented at the physical level by an overlay network. Data packets submitted at the connection source are checksummed and replicated, flowing breadth-first across the overlay network towards the destination. The destination delivers the first error-free copy of each packet, in order, to the application layer, dropping packets that are corrupt or duplicate. Specifically in this paper, we consider overlays consisting of multiple parallel node-disjoint multi-hop paths. We compare this overlay scheme with the traditional scheme in which the source transmits to the destination along a single minimum-hop path. We show that even when the two schemes are constrained by identical power consumption bounds, an overlay scheme that uses multiple multi-hop paths provides significantly lower packet-level error rates in many common situations. We describe the relationship between packet error rate, the number of paths, and the lengths of each path, and show that the qualitative nature of the relationship changes significantly, depending on available power budget.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
Pages3717-3722
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Jul 11 2006Jul 15 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume8
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period7/11/067/15/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Brahm, G. B., Khan, B., Al-Fuqaha, A., Guizani, M., & Rayes, A. (2006). Using energy-efficient overlays to reduce packet error rates in wireless ad-hoc networks. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006 (pp. 3717-3722). [4025051] (IEEE International Conference on Communications; Vol. 8). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2006.255650