Opportunistic Error Correction for WLAN Applications

X. Shao, Roelof Schiphorst, Cornelis H. Slump

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    The current error correction layer of IEEE 802.11a WLAN is designed for worst case scenarios, which often do not apply. In this paper, we propose a new opportunistic error correction layer based on Fountain codes and a resolution adaptive ADC. The key part in the new proposed system is that only packets are processed by the receiver chain which have encountered ``good'' channel conditions. Others are discarded. With this new approach, around $\frac{2}{3}$ of the energy consumption can be saved compared with the conventional IEEE 802.11a WLAN system under the same channel conditions and throughput.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThe 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WICOM 2008
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2107-7
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2008

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    • EWI-14845
    • IR-62683
    • METIS-255104

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