(a) Settling Time: MAC3 shows a faster convergence towards its base value over the history size and achieves a smaller estimation error (7%) than . Based on data of the Mirage testbed
(b) MAC3 generates more accurate and more stable results over time than . The straight lines show the base values of both metrics over the entire transmission trace
(c) MAC3 reveals that many links have a high probability for a further successful transmission after three consecutive deliveries even though their is very low
(d) Cumulative distribution of intermediate links: the majority of intermediate links is bursty (MAC3 >0.7), offering useful transmission opportunities
Figure 3: Comparing MAC3 and as a link burstiness metric for runtime link estimation. We use a smaller version of for online link assessment. Our version of does not enforce a confidence interval of 95% for its data points.