Special Section on Advancements in Analysis of CSMA-CA Wireless Network Standards

  • Jelena Mii
  • Published 2010 in IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology


OVER THE past several years, analysis of various aspects of quality-of-service differentiation within carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA-CA) protocols has resulted in a large number of contributions. Evaluations of IEEE 802.11 and 802.11e have yielded many valuable results that are necessary for further development of products based on these standards. Researchers have addressed the saturation and nonsaturation conditions of the enhanced distributed channel access functions, internal versus external contention, hybrid coordination function transmission opportunity (TXOP), block acknowledgment, and admission control. However, due to the complexity of the IEEE 802.11e standard, there are still many areas of interaction among protocol functions that need further investigation. The main purpose of this Special Section is to report recent research activities on the IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.11e protocols. We next briefly introduce the papers of this Special Section. The first two papers describe improvements in the IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function. The paper by Tinnirello et al. proposes a new model of backoff algorithm without explicitly considering a backoff freezing state, thus

DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2010.2040233

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@article{Mii2010SpecialSO, title={Special Section on Advancements in Analysis of CSMA-CA Wireless Network Standards}, author={Jelena Mii}, journal={IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology}, year={2010}, volume={59}, pages={1054} }