Analysis of SR ARQ delays using data-bundling over Markov channels
2014 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC)
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, we 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, we discuss a model for data-bundling to analyze the SR ARQ mechanism over wireless channels based on Markov chains. We
... Markov chains. We evaluate various channel error distributions and analyze the buffer occupancy to check if the data-bundling mechanism provides efficient results. We further analyze the queueing, delivery and overall delay statistics at link layer. We found that using data-bundling can improve the delay performance of the SR ARQ mechanism, especially when bursty channels with heavily correlated errors are considered. Thus, this technique can bring useful improvements for real-time services, multimedia, and other delay-sensitive applications over wireless networks.