Impact of bit errors on the performance of DCF for wireless LAN

Zuoyin Tang, Zong Kai Yang, Jianhua He, Yanwei Liu

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    Abstract

    The IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless LAN employs a CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance) MAC protocol with binary exponential backoff, called distributed coordination function (DCF). DCF describes two techniques for packet transmission, the default two-way handshaking technique called basic access mechanism and an optional four-way handshaking technique known as request-to-send/clear-to-send (RTS/CTS) mechanism. We present an analytical model to evaluate the performance of the DCF in the case of bit errors appearing on the transmitting channel. The impacts of bit errors on the performances of both basic and RTS/CTS access mechanisms are analyzed and compared. It is shown that the performance of the basic access scheme is significantly affected by bit errors in the wireless channels.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2002 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems and West Sino Exposition, ICCCAS 2002 - Proceedings
    EditorsLemin Li
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages529-533
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)0780375475, 9780780375475
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event1st International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems, ICCCAS 2002 - Chengdu, China
    Duration: 29 Jun 20021 Jul 2002

    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems, ICCCAS 2002
    CountryChina
    CityChengdu
    Period29/06/021/07/02

    Keywords

    • MAC
    • Performance Evaluation
    • Wireless LAN

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