Performance investigation of IEEE 802.11 MAC in multihop wireless networks

Jianhua He, Dritan Kaleshi, Alistair Munro, Yiming Wang, Angel Doufexi, Joe McGeehan, Zhong Fan

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Abstract

Medium access control (MAC) protocols have a large impact on the achievable system performance for wireless ad hoc networks. Because of the limitations of existing analytical models for ad hoc networks, many researchers have opted to study the impact of MAC protocols via discreteevent simulations. However, as the network scenarios, traffic patterns and physical layer techniques may change significantly, simulation alone is not efficient to get insights into the impacts of MAC protocols on system performance. In this paper, we analyze the performance of IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function (DCF) in multihop network scenario. We are particularly interested in understanding how physical layer techniques may affect the MAC protocol performance. For this purpose, the features of interference range is studied and taken into account of the analytical model. Simulations with OPNET show the effectiveness of the proposed analytical approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM MSWiM 2005 : proceedings of the 8th ACM symposium on modeling, analysis and simulation of wireless and mobile systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY (US)
PublisherACM
Pages242-249
Number of pages8
Volume2006
ISBN (Print)1-59593-188-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2005
Event8th ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 10 Oct 200613 Oct 2006

Symposium

Symposium8th ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems
Abbreviated titleMSWiM '05
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period10/10/0613/10/06

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    He, J., Kaleshi, D., Munro, A., Wang, Y., Doufexi, A., McGeehan, J., & Fan, Z. (2005). Performance investigation of IEEE 802.11 MAC in multihop wireless networks. In ACM MSWiM 2005 : proceedings of the 8th ACM symposium on modeling, analysis and simulation of wireless and mobile systems (Vol. 2006, pp. 242-249). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1089444.1089487