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In this paper we investigate rate adaptation algorithm SampleRate, which spends a fixed time on bit-rates other than the currently measured best bit-rate. A simple but effective analytic model is proposed to study the steady-state behavior of the algorithm. Impacts of link condition, channel congestion and multi-rate retry on the algorithm performance are modeled. Simulations validate the model. It is also observed there is still a large performance gap between SampleRate and optimal scheme in case of high frame collision probability.
Date of Publication: May 2011