A markovian framework for performance evaluation of IEEE 802.11

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1276-1285
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A new approach for modeling and performance analysis of the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) protocol is presented. The approach is based on the so-called system approximation technique, where the protocol service time distribution of the IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol is studied and approximated by an appropriate phase-type distribution, leading to the construction of a versatile queueing model which is amenable to analysis and, at the same time, general enough to allow for bursty arrival process as well as key statistical characteristics of the protocol operations. The versatility of the model is demonstrated by considering Markov modulated and on/off arrival processes as well as various data frame size distributions. The accuracy of the analytical results is verified by simulation. © 2007 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Computer network performance, IEEE 802.11, Wireless LAN

Citation Format(s)

A markovian framework for performance evaluation of IEEE 802.11. / Foh, Chuan Heng; Zukerman, Moshe; Tantra, Juki Wirawan.
In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 6, No. 4, 04.2007, p. 1276-1285.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review