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TitoloOn the Rate Adaptation Techniques of IEEE 802.11 Networks for Industrial Applications
Anno di pubblicazione2013
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iS. Vitturi; L. Seno; F. Tramarin; M. Bertocco
Affiliazioni autoriM. Bertocco: Università di Padova, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractThe performance of the IEEE 802.11 WLAN are influenced by the wireless channel characteristics that reflect on the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), particularly in industrial communication systems, that often operate in harsh environments. In order to cope with SNR reductions, the IEEE 802.11 WLAN specification suggests to adapt (reduce) the transmission rate, since the modulation techniques employed at the lower rates are more robust. However, the standard does not define any Rate Adaptation (RA) technique, leaving the actual implementation to the device manufacturers choice. In this paper we focus on RA techniques for industrial communication systems that are typically subjected to tight reliability and timing requirements. In detail, we compare the performance figures of a general purpose widespread technique, namely the Automatic Rate Fallback (ARF), with those of the RA techniques actually implemented on two commercially available IEEE 802.11 devices via a set of practical experiments. The obtained results show that these techniques are characterized by a relevant number of packet retransmissions that may introduce a considerable randomness on the service time, possibly leading to performance degradation. Consequently, we propose two new techniques and evaluate their behavior by means of numerical simulations carried out for typical industrial traffic profiles. The outcomes are encouraging since the proposed RA techniques show in most cases better performance than ARF.
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Pagine da198
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Pagine totali11
RivistaIEEE transactions on industrial informatics
Attiva dal 2005
Editore: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, - Piscataway, NJ
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1551-3203
Titolo chiave: IEEE transactions on industrial informatics
Titolo proprio: IEEE transactions on industrial informatics
Titolo abbreviato: IEEE trans. industr. inform.
Titoli alternativi:
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers transactions on industrial informatics
  • Transactions on industrial informatics
  • Industrial informatics
Numero volume della rivista9
Fascicolo della rivista1
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-84871745083)
  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000312839600021)
  • IEEE Xplore digital library (Codice:13188382)
Parole chiaveRate adaptation, Real-time communication, wireless networks.
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  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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  • ICT.P07.004.001 : Reti e Protocolli per l'Automazione ed il Controllo di Processo
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