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— Today's IEEE 802.11 WLANs (Wireless LANs) provide multiple transmission rates so that different rates can be exploited in an adaptive manner depending on the underlying channel condition in order to maximize the system performance. Many rate adaptation schemes have been proposed so far while most (if not all) of the commercial devices implement a simple(More)
—Link adaptation to dynamically select the data transmission rate at a given time has been recognized as an effective way to improve the goodput performance of the IEEE 802.11 wireless local-area networks (WLANs). Recently, with the introduction of the new high-speed 802.11a physical layer (PHY), it is even more important to have a well-designed link(More)
— Fair allocation of bandwidth and maximization of channel utilization are two important issues when designing a contention-based wireless medium access control (MAC) protocol. However, achieving both design goals at the same time is very difficult , and has not yet been addressed elsewhere. In this paper, we study this challenging problem, particularly for(More)
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— IEEE 802.11a is a new high-speed physical layer (PHY) defined for the 5 GHz U-NII bands as a supplement to the existing IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN (WLAN) standard. In this paper, we give an overview of the IEEE 802.11a Orthogonal Frequency Domain Multiplexing (OFDM) PHY with eight different PHY rates as well as the distributed coordination function (DCF) of(More)
Reducing the energy consumption by wireless communication devices is perhaps the most important issue in the widely-deployed and exponentially-growing IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs (WLANs). TPC (Transmit Power Control) and PHY (physical layer) rate adaptation have been recognized as two most effective ways to achieve this goal. The emerging 802.11h standard,(More)
The upcoming new standard IEEE 802.11e aims at providing Quality of Service (QoS) support in 802.11 Wireless LANs. While the QoS mechanisms in 802.11e, namely the EDCF and the HCF, have already been defined in the standard draft, the challenge lies in the configuration of these mechanisms in order to provide the desired services. In this paper, we deal with(More)
Abmaet-Transmit power control (TPC) has been recognized as one of the effective ways to save energy in wireless devices. In this paper, w e demonstrate the energy-efficient Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) operation of IEEE SO2.lIa wireless LANs (WLANs) via TPC and physical layer (PHY) rate adaptation. The key idea is to enforce an RTSKTS frame(More)
— In this paper, we demonstrate the energy-efficient Point Coordination Function (PCF) operation of IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN (WLAN) via both transmit power control (TPC) and physical layer (PHY) rate adaptation. First, we derive the energy-consumption performance analytically for uplink data transmissions under the PCF. From the evaluation results, we(More)