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Performance aspects of IEEE 802.11 wireless local-area networks
Author(s): Brian Crow; Indra Widjaja; Jeong Geun Kim; Prescott Sakai
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Paper Abstract

We are on the threshold of witnessing an explosion of portable and mobile terminals capable of sending and receiving multimedia traffic. Currently, the standard being worked out by the IEEE 802.11 committee to support wireless connectivity in the local area network appears to be the most promising one. IEEE 802.11 protocols support both scheduling and random access techniques operating simultaneously, called point coordination function (PCF) and distributed coordination function (DCF), respectively. In this paper, we study the interactions between PCF and DCF when voice and asynchronous data traffic needs to be supported. We investigate the dimensioning problems of various parameters, and provide the general rule of thumb of the default values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2917, Broadband Access Systems, (4 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257355
Show Author Affiliations
Brian Crow, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Indra Widjaja, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jeong Geun Kim, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Prescott Sakai, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2917:
Broadband Access Systems
Wai Sum Lai; Sam T. Jewell; Curtis A. Siller; Indra Widjaja; Dennis Karvelas; Indra Widjaja; Dennis Karvelas, Editor(s)

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