Two-Phase Contention Window Control Scheme for Decentralized Wireless Networks

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Most studies on performance of IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function (DCF) have proved that the binary exponential backoff (BEB) algorithm suffers from low throughput, long transmission delays and low transmission reliability, for a high traffic load. In this paper, we propose a two-phase contention window (TPCW) access mechanism that enhances the aggregate throughput and transmission reliability while decreasing the medium access delay. In addition, this scheme aims at being computationally simple. This work characterizes the performance of the TPCW mechanism for different parameterization values. An analytical model is proposed for the TPCW access mechanism, which characterizes the frame transmission reliability, the total transmission delay and the aggregate throughput. The validity of our analytical model is verified through extensive simulations. By comparing the performance results, we conclude that the proposed scheme can significantly enhance IEEE 802.11 in terms of frame transmission reliability, total transmission delay and aggregate throughput.
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Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Period1/01/14 → …

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