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    Measuring Pulsed Interference in 802.11 Links

    Zarikoff, Brad and Leith, Douglas J. (2013) Measuring Pulsed Interference in 802.11 Links. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 21 (2). pp. 509-521. ISSN 1063-6692

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    Wireless 802.11 links operate in unlicensed spectrum and so must accommodate other unlicensed transmitters which generate pulsed interference. We propose a new approach for detecting the presence of pulsed interference affecting 802.11 links, and for estimating temporal statistics of this interference. This approach builds on recent work on distinguishing collision losses from noise losses in 802.11 links. When the intervals between interference pulses are i.i.d., the approach is not confined to estimating the mean and variance of these intervals but can recover the complete probability distribution. The approach is a transmitter-side technique that provides perlink information and is compatible with standard hardware. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach using extensive experimental measurements. In addition to applications to monitoring, management and diagnostics, the fundamental information provided by our approach can potentially be used to adapt the frame durations used in a network so as to increase capacity in the presence of pulsed interference.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the postprint version of the published article, which is available at DOI: 10.1109/TNET.2012.2202686
    Keywords: Measuring Pulsed Interference; 802.11 Links;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 6965
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    Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 12:26
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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