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Evaluation of frame aggregation schemes for the p-persistent based next generation WLANS
Author(s): Ashar Ahmad; Kiran Anna; Mostafa A. Bassiouni
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Paper Abstract

The next Generation IEEE 802.11n is designed to improve the throughput of the existing standard 802.11. It aims to achieve this by increasing the data rate from 54 Mbps to 600 Mbps with the help of physical layer enhancements. Therefore, the Medium Access Layer (MAC) requires improvements to fully utilize the capabilities of the enhanced 802.11n physical layer. In this paper, we present the performance evaluation results of two frame aggregation schemes viz., MAC Protocol Data Unit Aggregation (A-MPDU) and MAC Service Data Unit Aggregation (A-MSDU) and study their performance impact when the two schemes are incorporated in a p-persistent based 802.11n. The simulation results have shown that the two schemes achieve consistent performance improvement over the standard non-aggregation scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7706, Wireless Sensing, Localization, and Processing V, 770606 (28 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852657
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Ashar Ahmad, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Kiran Anna, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Mostafa A. Bassiouni, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7706:
Wireless Sensing, Localization, and Processing V
Sohail A. Dianat; Michael D. Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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