Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication method using variable transmission rate

  • US 8,089,868 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2008
  • Issued: 01/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:

  • a transmission section which transmits data using wireless communication;

    a control section which controls a transmission rate for the transmission section, the control section limiting data size of data to be transmitted to at most a prescribed value and requesting a transmission acknowledgement, during a period from immediately after a change in the transmission rate until number of times that the transmission section transmits data reaches a prescribed number of times; and

    a frame generation section which generates a frame of the data to be transmitted and which aggregates a plurality of the frames,wherein the transmission section transmits the frame generated by the frame generation section or the plurality of frames aggregated by the frame generation section, andduring the period until the number of times that the frame is transmitted reaches the prescribed number of times, the control section prohibits the frame generation section from aggregating the frames, while instructing the frame generation section to generate the frame as a frame requesting the transmission acknowledgement.

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