Performance analysis of multi-rate IEEE 802.11 networks over Gaussian channel

Bin Li, Lianfen Huang, Chih Heng Ke, Der Jiunn Deng

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Abstract

IEEE 802.11 supports adaptive rate mechanism, which selects the transmission rate according to the condition of wireless channel, to enhance the system performance. Thus, the research of multi-rate MAC performance has become one of hot research topics. In this paper, we study the performance of multi-rate IEEE 802.11 MAC over Gaussian channel. A simple but accurate analytical model is presented to compute the system saturation throughput. We validate our model through simulation. The numerical results show that the performance of IEEE 802.11 DCF with RTS/CTS access is slightly better than that with basic access in multi-rate and high-error network, while multi-rate IEEE 802.11 DCF with RTS/CTS access performs much better than IEEE 802.11 DCF with basic access in low-error environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2008
Pages50-55
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event5th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2008 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: Apr 2 2008Apr 4 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2008

Conference

Conference5th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2008
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period4/2/084/4/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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