A data link control protocol for broadband wireless networks with adaptive coding rate

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-860
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006


One of the challenges of broadband wireless multimedia networks is to design a wireless data link control (W-DLC) protocol which provides reliable data delivery over the noisy wireless link in an efficient manner. This paper presents our proposal of such a W-DLC protocol, based on a new coding scheme called multidimensional concatenated zigzag code. Both real-time and non-real-time traffic can be efficiently supported by adopting different error control mechanisms. A distinct feature of the protocol is that the coding rate can be adapted to a wide range of channel conditions. Hence, our protocol utilizes the scarce wireless channel resources more efficiently. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Broadband wireless network, Data link control, Hybrid ARQ, Zigzag code