Access delay of the IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol under saturation

Author(s)

Sakurai, Taka; Vu, Hai Le

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the access delay of the IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol for the case when all stations are saturated. We obtain explicit expressions for the ¯rst two moments, and the generating function. We show via comparison with simulation that the model accurately predicts the mean, standard deviation, and distribution of the access delay. The distribution is obtained by numerically inverting the generating function.

Publication year

2005

Publication type

Conference paper

Source

Performance challenges for efficient next generation networks: 19th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC) 2005, Beijing, China, 29 August-02 September 2005, pp. 1325-1334

Publisher

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Press

Publisher URL

http://www.itc19.com/

ISBN

9787563511419

Copyright

Copyright © 2005 BUPT Press. Paper is reproduced with the permission of the publishers.

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