TLQAP : A Topology and Link Quality Assessment Protocol for Efficient Node Allocation on Wireless Testbeds

Date Added: Sep 2009
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In this paper, the authors present Topology and Link Quality Assessment Protocol (TLQAP), which they have implemented as a wireless testbed management framework component, that is used to inspect link quality between wireless testbed nodes and appropriately map them to user experiment requirements. TLQAP is mainly an OSI layer 2 design for fixed location, non RF-isolated wireless testbed deployments, which assesses interconnection topology and link quality by estimating Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR) and transmission delay at each node for all requested channel, rate and transmission power combinations.