Wireless MAC Processor Networking: A Control Architecture for Expressing and Implementing High-Level Adaptation Policies in WLANs

Ilenia Tinnirello, Pierluigi Gallo, Domenico Garlisi, Fabrizio Giuliano, Francesco Gringoli, Giuseppe Bianchi

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Abstract

The current proliferation of unplanned wireless local area networks (WLANs) is creating the need for implementing different adaptation strategies to improve network performance under mutating and evolving interference scenarios. In this article, we envision a new solution for expressing and implementing high-level adaptation policies in WLANs, in contrast to the current approaches based on vendor-specific implementations. We exploit the hardware abstraction interface recently proposed by the wireless medium access control (MAC) processor (WMP) architecture and some flow-control concepts similar to the Openflow model for defining MAC adaptation policies. A simple control architecture for disseminating and activating new policies among multiple nodes is validated in an experimental testbed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages104
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
VolumeDic 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering

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