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Presentation 2022-01-21 09:40
[Short Paper] Study of ACK-Less Rate Adaptation for IEEE 802.11bc Using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Takamochi Kanda (Kyoto Univ.), Yusuke Koda (Univ. of Oulu), Yuto Kihira, Koji Yamamoto (Kyoto Univ.), Takayuki Nishio (Kyoto Univ./Tokyo Tech.) SeMI2021-74
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(in English) This paper introduces an ACK-less rate adaptation to locational variation of recipient stations (STAs) for broadcast wireless local area networks (WLANs). It is basically challenging in broadcast WLANs to adapt transmit rate to locational variation in recipient STAs owing to the lack of acknowledgement (ACK) mechanisms from STAs. Our key idea is that the broadcast access point (AP) control the rate based on received signal strength (RSS) of uplink frames transmitted by a partial recipient STAs to non-broadcast APs. Hence, by exploiting the RSS of the uplink frames, the broadcast AP can learn the statistics of the performance, thereby performing the ACK-less adaptation to the various STA deployments. For learning the statistics, we apply deep reinforcement learning. Simulations confirm that learning the expected value of the indicator enables the broadcast AP to alleviate the reception failures while keeping the transmit rate higher.
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(in English) IEEE 802.11bc / broadcast WLAN / deep reinforcement learning / rate control / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 121, no. 333, SeMI2021-74, pp. 86-88, Jan. 2022.
Paper # SeMI2021-74 
Date of Issue 2022-01-13 (SeMI) 
ISSN Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2022-01-20 - 2022-01-21 
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Title (in English) Study of ACK-Less Rate Adaptation for IEEE 802.11bc Using Deep Reinforcement Learning 
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Keyword(1) IEEE 802.11bc  
Keyword(2) broadcast WLAN  
Keyword(3) deep reinforcement learning  
Keyword(4) rate control  
1st Author's Name Takamochi Kanda  
1st Author's Affiliation Kyoto University (Kyoto Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Yusuke Koda  
2nd Author's Affiliation University of Oulu (Univ. of Oulu)
3rd Author's Name Yuto Kihira  
3rd Author's Affiliation Kyoto University (Kyoto Univ.)
4th Author's Name Koji Yamamoto  
4th Author's Affiliation Kyoto University (Kyoto Univ.)
5th Author's Name Takayuki Nishio  
5th Author's Affiliation Kyoto University/Tokyo Institute of Technology (Kyoto Univ./Tokyo Tech.)
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Date Time 2022-01-21 09:40:00 
Presentation Time 10 minutes 
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Paper # SeMI2021-74 
Volume (vol) vol.121 
Number (no) no.333 
Page pp.86-88 
Date of Issue 2022-01-13 (SeMI) 

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