A comparison of packet-level and byte-level reliable FEC multicast protocols for WLANs

Anas Basalamah, Takuro Sato

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Abstract

For wireless multicast applications like multimedia conferencing, voice over IP and video/audio streaming which require reliable transmission of packets within short delivery delay, adding Foward Error Correction (FEC) can enhance Packet Error Rate (PER) performance under low channel conditions, but cannot guarantee a reliable transmission. However, for applications like file transfer, distributed computing, chat and whiteboard sharing, reliability is crucial to the performance of the application. Reliable FEC or Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (H-ARQ) can provide reliability, and can be deployed at different levels of the protocol stack. In this paper, we compare the performance of a reliable packet-level FEC protocol and a reliable byte-level FEC protocol through simulation and analytical analysis. Our result show that byte-level FEC can deliver a higher reliability performance in terms of throughput and delivery ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2007 - 2007 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Proceedings
Pages4702-4707
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event50th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2007 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 2007 Nov 262007 Nov 30

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Conference

Conference50th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2007
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period07/11/2607/11/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Basalamah, A., & Sato, T. (2007). A comparison of packet-level and byte-level reliable FEC multicast protocols for WLANs. In IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 - 2007 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Proceedings (pp. 4702-4707). [4411802] (GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2007.892