Journal of Communications
Cross-layer optimization is an effective mechanism to improve wireless network performance and efficiency. Although, cross-layer optimization is not a new technique, it can be applied effectively to different wireless technologies to handle different problems while still conforming to the wireless standards. Utility functions are constructed from measurements of the different OSI layers to provide input into the authors' Cross-Layer Optimization Engine (CLOE). ZigBee technology was chosen as the test platform to demonstrate their proposed mechanism.