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—The contribution of this paper is on the study of packet delays for the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network DCF MAC protocol. A method is presented capable of taking into account retransmission delays with or without retry limits. We present an analytical model based on a Markov chain which allows us to derive closed form expressions for the packet(More)
Wireless technologies in the LAN environment are becoming increasingly important. The IEEE 802.11 standard is the most mature technology for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). The performance of the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer, which consists of Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) and Point Coordination Function (PCF), has been examined over(More)
— IEEE 802.11 is worldwide established and the most used protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). In this paper, we propose an improved analytical model that calculates IEEE 802.11 DCF performance taking into account both packet retry limits and transmission errors for the IEEE 802.11a protocol. Validation of our new performance model analytical(More)
During the past few years, Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have become extremely popular. The IEEE 802.11 protocol is the dominating standard for WLANs employing the Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) as its essential medium access control (MAC) mechanism. This paper presents a simple and accurate analysis using Markov chain modelling to compute(More)
SUMMARY Wireless local area networks (WLANs) are extremely popular being almost everywhere including business, office and home deployments. The IEEE 802.11 protocol is the dominating standard for WLANs. The essential medium access control (MAC) mechanism of 802.11 is called distributed coordination function (DCF). This paper provides a simple and accurate(More)
SUMMARY Wireless local area networks (WLANs) based on the IEEE 802.11 standards have been widely implemented mainly because of their easy deployment and low cost. The IEEE 802.11 collision avoidance procedures utilize the binary exponential backoff (BEB) scheme that reduces the collision probability by doubling the contention window after a packet(More)
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) based on the IEEE 802.11 have been widely implemented in most commercial products available in the market. This paper proposes a simple and effective contention window-resetting scheme, named Double Increment Double Decrement (DIDD), to improve the performance of the contention based IEEE 802.11 Distributed Coordination(More)
Advanced Infrared (AIr) is a proposed standard of the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) for indoor infrared LANs. AIr Medium Access Control (MAC) employs Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) techniques with Request To Send/Clear To Send (RTS/CTS) frame exchange to address the hidden station problem. A long Collision Avoidance Slot(More)
In this paper, we introduce a comprehensive packet delay analysis for wireless networks based on IEEE 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function (DCF). We develop mathematical models that calculate a set of packet delay metrics, namely a) the average packet delay for successfully transmitted packets, b) the average packet delay of successfully transmitted(More)