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We study a wireless access system with adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) at the physical layer, finite-length queuing at the data link layer and a TCP protocol at the transport layer. We analyze the end-to-end TCP performance via a fixed-point procedure that effectively couples TCP with the AMC-based wireless link. Guided by the performance analysis, we present a simple cross-layer design, which optimizes the target packet error rate in AMC at the physical layer, so that the TCP throughput at the transport layer is maximized.
Communications, 2004 IEEE International Conference on (Volume:7 )
Date of Conference: 20-24 June 2004