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Performance Analysis of 802.11e Transmission Bursting in Fiber-Fed Networks

Mjeku, Majlinda and Gomes, Nathan J. (2008) Performance Analysis of 802.11e Transmission Bursting in Fiber-Fed Networks. In: 2008 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium. IEEE, pp. 133-136. ISBN 978-1-4244-1462-8. (doi:10.1109/RWS.2008.4463446) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:16007)

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Abstract

A burst transmission mechanism has been defined in the IEEE 802.11e medium access control extension in order to reduce the overheads in protocol operation and improve efficiency. In this paper, we analyze the throughput and delay performance when this mechanism is used with the immediate acknowledgment policy in a fiber-fed wireless LAN (WLAN). It is shown that the extra propagation delay caused by the optical distribution network in the system affects the burst transmission operation in the presence or otherwise of channel errors and affects the optimum thresholds for switching between the basic access and the request-to-send/clear-to-send (RTS/CTS) modes. It is also shown that significant throughput and media access delay improvements can be gained by the use of burst transmission in contention based 802.11e fiber-fed WLANs, regardless of the load in the network.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/RWS.2008.4463446
Uncontrolled keywords: basic access; IEEE 802.11e; MAC; radio over fiber; RTS/CTS; wireless LAN
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.4 Broadband communication systems
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 14:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16007 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gomes, Nathan J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3763-3699
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