Das, A. and Mjeku, M. and Nkansah, A. and Gomes, N.J. (2007) Effects on IEEE 802.11 MAC throughput in wireless LAN over fiber systems. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 25 (11). pp. 3321-3328. ISSN 0733-8724.
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An experimental investigation of the influence of the fiber distribution of wireless LAN (WLAN) signals on throughput performance is presented. Transmission using different medium-access-control mechanisms and IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g physical layers is considered, and results are compared with those from the corresponding simulations in a commercial event-driven network simulator (OPNET). Performance of the WLAN-over-fiber network in the presence of multiple clients is also analyzed. This paper confirms that a fiber delay does not significantly affect the performance obtained by fragmentation mechanism. Furthermore, when multiple antenna units are fed by a single access point, it is demonstrated that the presence of hidden nodes can cause the performance of WLAN-over-fiber networks to deteriorate. Finally, it is shown that the request-to-send/clear-to-send mechanism can be utilized to mitigate the negative effects associated with the hidden node problem.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||access protocols; radio over fiber; wireless local area network (WLAN)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK8300 Optoelectronic devices
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications|
|Depositing User:||Suzanne Duffy|
|Date Deposited:||24 Apr 2008 08:10|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:08|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2755 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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