To piggyback or not to piggyback acknowledgments?

Tsern-Huei Lee*, Yaw Wen Kuo, Yu Wen Huang, Yung Hsiang Liu

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Piggyback is an effective way to reduce the MAC protocol overhead of wireless networks. This paper considers the physical data rate and transmission bit error to derive the criterion of piggyback. Numerical results show that the improvement of piggyback can reach 40% for some cases. For given the bit error rate and the data rate, we also provide the criterion for every combination in a table.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology
StatePublished - 30 Jul 2010
Event2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Spring - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 16 May 201019 May 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Spring


  • Ack
  • Multi-rate
  • Piggyback


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