Adaptive packet size control using Beta distribution mobility estimation for rapidly changing mobile networks

Dong Chul Go, Jong Moon Chung, Su Young Lee

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An adaptive algorithm to optimize the packet size in wireless mobile networks with Gauss-Markov mobility is presented. The proposed control algorithm conducts adaptive packet size control for mobile terminals that experience relatively fast changing channel conditions, which could be caused by fast mobility or other rapidly changing interference conditions. Due to the fast changing channel conditions, the packet size controller uses short channel history for channel status estimation and takes advantage of a pre-calculated probability density function (PDF) of the distance of the mobile nodes in the estimation process. The packet size is adapted to maximize the communication performance through automatic repeat request (ARQ). The adaptive packet size controlling algorithm is based on an estimation of the channel error rate and the link statistics obtained from the mobility pattern. It was found that the distribution of the link distance among mobile nodes following the Markov-Gauss mobility pattern in a circular communication range well fits the Beta PDF. By adapting the Beta PDF from the mobility pattern, the results show that it is possible to estimate the channel condition more accurately and thereby improve the throughput and utilization performance in rapidly changing wireless mobile networking systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-603
Number of pages5
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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