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Performance Analysis and Improvement of WPAN MAC for Home Networks
UWB Wireless Communication Research Center, Inha University, Nam-Gu, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Received: 18 January 2010; in revised form: 3 February 2010 / Accepted: 18 March 2010 / Published: 29 March 2010
Abstract: The wireless personal area network (WPAN) is an emerging wireless technology for future short range indoor and outdoor communication applications. The IEEE 802.15.3 medium access control (MAC) is proposed to coordinate the access to the wireless medium among the competing devices, especially for short range and high data rate applications in home networks. In this paper we use analytical modeling to study the performance analysis of WPAN (IEEE 802.15.3) MAC in terms of throughput, efficient bandwidth utilization, and delay with various ACK policies under error channel condition. This allows us to introduce a K-Dly-ACK-AGG policy, payload size adjustment mechanism, and Improved Backoff algorithm to improve the performance of the WPAN MAC. Performance evaluation results demonstrate the impact of our improvements on network capacity. Moreover, these results can be very useful to WPAN application designers and protocol architects to easily and correctly implement WPAN for home networking.
Keywords: MAC protocol; IEEE 802.15.3; backoff algorithm; performance analysis; home networking
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Mehta, S.; Kwak, K.S. Performance Analysis and Improvement of WPAN MAC for Home Networks. Sensors 2010, 10, 2821-2842.
Mehta S, Kwak KS. Performance Analysis and Improvement of WPAN MAC for Home Networks. Sensors. 2010; 10(4):2821-2842.
Mehta, Saurabh; Kwak, Kyung Sup. 2010. "Performance Analysis and Improvement of WPAN MAC for Home Networks." Sensors 10, no. 4: 2821-2842.