Hardware implementation of wireless bit rate adaptation
Author(s)Gross, Samuel A
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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This thesis presents a hardware implementation of the SoftRate bit-rate adaptation protocol. SoftRate is a new bit-rate adaptation protocol, which uses per-bit confidence hints generated by the convolutional decoder to estimate the channel bit-error rate. Implementing SoftRate requires changes to both the physical and media access control layers. which precludes using existing commodity 802.11 hardware. This project developed a SoftRate implementation on top of Airblue, an FPGA platform for developing wireless protocols. We present a hardware implementation of SoftRate which meets 802.11 timing requirements.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-44).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.