Modeling and performance evaluation of frame bursting in wireless LANs

Yaser Pourmohammadi Fallah, Hussein Alnuweiri

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Abstract

Several enhancements to the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer of the IEEE 802.11 standard have been recommended in the new 802.1 le standard. One main enhancement is the possibility to send bursts of frames during a limited duration called Transmission Opportunity (TXOP). Similar MAC efficiency enhancements such as Frame Aggregation have also been proposed for the upcoming 802.11n standard. We analyze the application of this feature to the existing 802.11 MAC and evaluate its performance under different network conditions. The frame bursting feature can increase the total capacity of an 802.11 network by reducing the contention and collision for bursty traffic sources. We extend the established 802.11 analytical models to include the frame bursting feature. Through simulation experiments we analyze the delay performance of the network under different frame bursting options and show that while in general frame bursting is useful and can increase the system capacity, it might cause excessive unfairness in certain cases. Using the findings of this article we present guidelines for implementing fair adaptive algorithms that use TXOP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIWCMC 2006 - Proceedings of the 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Pages869-874
Number of pages6
Volume2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventIWCMC 2006 - 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 3 Jul 20066 Jul 2006

Other

OtherIWCMC 2006 - 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period3/7/066/7/06

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Medium access control
Local area networks
Adaptive algorithms
Analytical models
Agglomeration
Experiments

Keywords

  • 802.11e
  • Aggregation
  • Fairness
  • Frame bursting
  • Wireless LAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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Fallah, Y. P., & Alnuweiri, H. (2006). Modeling and performance evaluation of frame bursting in wireless LANs. In IWCMC 2006 - Proceedings of the 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (Vol. 2006, pp. 869-874) https://doi.org/10.1145/1143549.1143723

Modeling and performance evaluation of frame bursting in wireless LANs. / Fallah, Yaser Pourmohammadi; Alnuweiri, Hussein.

IWCMC 2006 - Proceedings of the 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. Vol. 2006 2006. p. 869-874.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fallah, YP & Alnuweiri, H 2006, Modeling and performance evaluation of frame bursting in wireless LANs. in IWCMC 2006 - Proceedings of the 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. vol. 2006, pp. 869-874, IWCMC 2006 - 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 3/7/06. https://doi.org/10.1145/1143549.1143723
Fallah YP, Alnuweiri H. Modeling and performance evaluation of frame bursting in wireless LANs. In IWCMC 2006 - Proceedings of the 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. Vol. 2006. 2006. p. 869-874 https://doi.org/10.1145/1143549.1143723
Fallah, Yaser Pourmohammadi ; Alnuweiri, Hussein. / Modeling and performance evaluation of frame bursting in wireless LANs. IWCMC 2006 - Proceedings of the 2006 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. Vol. 2006 2006. pp. 869-874
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