Stop-and-Wait Hybrid-ARQ Performance at IP Level Under Imperfect Feedback
The authors investigate several types of Stop and Wait HARQ schemes under imperfect feedback conditions. Performance is measured through the usual metrics, i.e. packet error rate, delay, and efficiency. The main novelties of this paper are twofold: the considered feedback undergoes the random arrival time of the acknowledgment. The analysis is done at the network level (IP) which enlarges the vision of practical systems performance. In particular, their analysis enables them to consider a recent cross-layer MAC-IP allocation strategy. Finally their results provide a way to design the feedback link.