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IEEE 802.11e EDCF performance evaluation
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Paper Abstract

This paper evaluates the performances of the contention-based channel access mechanism of IEEE 802.11e, called enhanced distributed coordination function (EDCF), compared with the 802.11 legacy MAC in supporting voice, video and data applications through network simulation of a scenario of 802.11e. Then we discuss the effects of Contention Window (CW) and Arbitration Inter-Frame Space (AIFS) on service differentiation and total throughput. We also consider an optional feature of the EDCF, called contention-free burst (CFB). Through our simulation study, we can draw a conclusion that the EDCF with TXOP can provide better-differentiated channel access for different traffic types than EDCF without TXOP especially at high traffic load conditions. But the movements caused by the parameters in CFB seem a lot bouncing and instability when in different application and configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5284, Wireless Communications and Networks, (28 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520233
Show Author Affiliations
Benxiong Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Fan Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yan Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xiaoling Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5284:
Wireless Communications and Networks
Chih-Lin I; Jiann-An Tsai; Hequan Wu, Editor(s)

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