—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)
— 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)
— Thanks to recent advances in wireless technology, a broad range of standards are currently emerging. Interoperabil-ity 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 derive formulas for the energy J(n) that a station's radio consumes when it transmits 1 MB of data in an IEEE 802.11 network with n stations. Calculations show that J(n) grows approximately linearly with n, for n ≥ 4. The useful energy consumed in successful transmission and reception of data is constant; the remaining energy is wasted. When n = 15,… (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)
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.
This paper describes a medium access control (MAC) protocol to enable multi-channel operation for dedicated short range communication (DSRC). In particular, we focus on the challenge of supporting potentially high-bandwidth commercial or info-tainment communications between vehicle and roadside in hotspots over several service channels, while concurrently… (More)
The paper presents the performance advantage of Wireless Token Ring Protocol (WTRP) versus IEEE 802.11 in DCF mode. WTRP is a medium access control (MAC) protocol and is designed to provide quality of service in WLANs. WTRP supports guaranteed QoS in terms of bounded latency and reserved band-width which are crucial constraints of the real time applications… (More)