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: IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, January 22nd - 24th 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA. (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)

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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: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
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 (inc wireless broadband)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 14:51
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 08:22
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