Analyzing the short-term fairness of IEEE 802.11 in wireless multi-hop radio networks

C. L. Barrett, M. V. Marathe, D. C. Engelhart, A. Sivasubramaniam

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Abstract

We extensively analyze the short (and long) term fairness performance of wireless ad hoc networks. Recently the fairness of the MAC layer of such systems has been studied. The primary goal of our study is to investigate how multi-hop routing in an ad hoc network affects the fairness of the MAC layer. We demonstrate that higher-level protocols must also be considered when studying fairness. We analyze the behavior of a network using DSR (dynamic source routing) and DSDV as ad hoc routing protocols. The MAC layer used is IEEE 802.11. The study is carried out for a wide range of independent parameters. These include: (i) network topology; (ii) the number of connections and their spatial location; (iii) the injection rate and burstiness of individual connections. We also study the correlation between fairness and reception ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2002
EditorsA. Boukerche, S. Majumdar, S.K. Das
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages137-144
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769518400
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event10th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2002 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2002Oct 16 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS
Volume2002-January
ISSN (Print)1526-7539

Other

Other10th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period10/11/0210/16/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation

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