University of Orleans
Data-bundling is a useful technique that decreases the delivery delay of packet streams when they are transmitted over noisy channels and are subject to retransmission-based error control. In this paper, the authors investigate the packet delay statistics for a fully reliable Selective Repeat Automatic Repeat reQuest (SR ARQ) where a data-bundling mechanism is employed. In more detail, they discuss a model for data-bundling to analyze the SR ARQ mechanism over wireless channels based on markov chains. They evaluate various channel error distributions and analyze the buffer occupancy to check if the data-bundling mechanism provides efficient results.