AFSO: An Adaptative Frame Size Optimization Mechanism for 802.11 Networks

Date Added: Jun 2010
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In this paper, the authors analyze the impact of different frame types on self-similarity and burstiness characteristics of the aggregated frame traffic from a real 802.11 wireless local area network. They find that characteristics of aggregated frame traffic are affected by both mean frame size and the proportion of specified frame types. Based on this new knowledge, an Adaptative Frame Size Optimization (AFSO) mechanism is proposed to improve the transmission efficiency by adaptively adjusting data frame size according to the proportions of different frame types.