On the derivation of the optimal payload size for packet based transmission over a binary symmetrical communication channel

Djemal H. Kolonic, Danilo P. Mandic, Ben P. Milner, Richard W. Harvey

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Abstract

A criterion function for selecting the optimal payload size in data transmission over a binary symmetrical communication channel is presented. The work assumes that the packets comprise a fixed size header and variable length payload. The conventional criterion function is based on the ratio between payload size and mean number of transmitted bits per packet, which includes re-transmissions of corrupted packets. Applying a logarithm to the inverse of this criterion function makes the resulting function very suitable for mathematical analysis. This also facilitates parameter sensitivity studies without recourse to numerical methods. As such, this helps to visualise and understand the problem of optimal payload length selection when teaching courses in signal processing for communications and multimedia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages4120-4123
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
EventIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 13 May 200217 May 2002

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period13/05/0217/05/02

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