Four-Bit Wireless Link Estimation

Rodrigo Fonseca, Omprakash Gnawali, Kyle Jamieson, Philip Levis
2007 ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks  
We consider the problem of estimating link quality in an ad-hoc wireless mesh. We argue that estimating links well requires combining information from the network, link, and physical layers. We propose narrow, protocol-independent interfaces for the layers, which in total provide four bits of information: 1 from the physical layer, 1 from the link layer, and 2 from the network layer. We present a link estimator design with these interfaces that reduces packet delivery costs by up to 44% over
more » ... rent approaches and maintains a 99% delivery ratio over large, multihop testbeds.
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