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—Advances in low-power and low-cost sensor networks have led to solutions mature enough for use in a broad range of applications varying from health monitoring to building surveillance. The development of those applications has been stimulated by the finalization of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which defines the medium access control (MAC) and physical layer(More)
Thanks to recent advances in wireless technology, a broad range of standards are currently emerging. Interoperability and coexistence between these heterogeneous networks are becoming key issues, which require new adaptation strategies to avoid harmful interference. In this paper, we focus on the coexistence of 802.11 Wireless LAN and 802.15.4 sensor(More)
— We propose a new Markov model for the distributed coordination function (DCF) of IEEE 802.11. The model incorporates carrier sense, non-saturated traffic and SNR, for both basic and RTS/CTS access mechanisms. Analysis of the model shows that the throughput first increases, and then decreases with the number of active stations, suggesting the need for an(More)
WTRP (Wireless Token Ring Protocol) is a medium access control (MAC) protocol for wireless networks. The MAC protocol through which mobile stations can share a common broadcast channel is essential in wireless networks. In a IEEE 802.11 network, the contention among stations is not homogeneous due to the existence of hidden terminals, partially connected(More)
Advances in low-power and low-cost sensor networks have led to solutions mature enough for use in a broad range of applications, requiring various degrees of reliability. To facilitate this, a broad range of options are possible to tune reliability, throughput or energy cost in the IEEE 802.15.4 standard defining the medium access control (MAC) and physical(More)
IEEE 802.15.4 is a standard for the medium access control (MAC) and physical layer protocols of wireless networks. This paper provides one of the first analytical evaluations of its MAC protocol for the slotted channel access mechanism in a star topology network. The form of the analysis is similar to that of Bianchi for IEEE 802.11 DCF. The key difference(More)
This document describes IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Standard. It describes IEEE 802.11 MAC Layer in detail and It briefly mentions IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b physical layer standard and IEEE 802.11e MAC layer standard.