Date Added: Jul 2010
WANETs is a recent network architecture where the nodes are spread all over the world but behave exactly as if they are part of a single-hop or multi-hop wireless networks at the PHY and MAC layers. Without distinguishing data packets and noise, the Software Defined Access Point (SoDA) samples the wireless channel for the uplink and multicasts the sampled data via Internet to other SoDAs. This leads to tremendous traffic load on the Internet. In this paper, the authors use energy detection to address this issue. Specifically, they propose EDDD to aim at reducing the traffic load on the Internet under the condition that dropping data packet as few as possible.