Traffic sensing and characterization in multi-channel wireless networks for cognitive networking

Tamma, Bheemarjuna Reddy and Manoj, B S and Rao, R R (2012) Traffic sensing and characterization in multi-channel wireless networks for cognitive networking. Computer Networks, 56 (7). pp. 1968-1982. ISSN 1389-1286

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Traffic sensing and characterization is an important building block of cognitive networking systems, however, it is very challenging to perform traffic characterization in multi-channel multi-radio wireless networks. Due to the presence of network traffic in multiple channels, the existing count-based packet sampling methods demand continuous capture on each channel to be effective; this requires a dedicated wireless interface per channel, and hence the existing sampling methods require a very expensive infrastructure and have poor scalability. Time-based sampling methods, on the other hand, offer a cost-effective and scalable solution by reducing the amount and cost of the resources necessary to monitor and characterize the wireless spectrum. The contributions of this paper include the following: (i) a discussion of packet sampling techniques for traffic sensing in multi-channel wireless networks, (ii) a comparison of various time-based sampling strategies using the Kullback-Leibler divergence (KLD) measure, (iii) a study on the effect of the sampling parameters on the accuracy of the sampling strategies, (iv) development of sampling accuracy graphs for easing the process of best sampling scheme selection in multi-channel wireless networks, (v) the proposal of a new metric (traffic intensity) which estimates the busyness of channels by taking into consideration not only the successfully received packets but also corrupt or broken packets, (vi) implementation of time-based sampling in a prototype traffic sensor device for multi-channel traffic sensing in IEEE 802.11 b/g networks, and (vii) characterization of a campus IEEE 802.11 network environment in a spatio-temporal-spectral fashion using sampled traffic traces collected by traffic sensors. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive networking; Multi-channel wireless networks; Packet sampling; Traffic characterization; Traffic sensor
Subjects: Computer science > Big Data Analytics
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
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