This brief presents the novel PHY layer technique, attachment transmission, which provides an extra control panel with minimum overhead. In addition to describing the basic mechanisms of this technique, this brief also illustrates the challenges, the theoretical model, implementation and numerous applications of attachment transmission. Extensive experiments demonstrate that attachment transmission is capable of exploiting and utilizing channel redundancy to deliver control information and thus it can provide significant support to numerous higher layer applications. The authors also address the critical problem of providing cost-effective coordination mechanisms for wireless design. The combination of new techniques and implementation advice makes this brief a valuable resource for researchers and professionals interested in wireless penetration and communication networks.
Introduction.- Recent Advances in Wireless Communications.- Attachment Transmission.- Applications to Classic Problems.- Conclusion and Future Work.