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Inter-Access Point Protocol

About: Inter-Access Point Protocol is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 3679 publications have been published within this topic receiving 97861 citations. The topic is also known as: Inter-Access Point Protocol & 802.11F.


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TL;DR: In this paper, a simple but nevertheless extremely accurate, analytical model to compute the 802.11 DCF throughput, in the assumption of finite number of terminals and ideal channel conditions, is presented.
Abstract: The IEEE has standardized the 802.11 protocol for wireless local area networks. The primary medium access control (MAC) technique of 802.11 is called the distributed coordination function (DCF). The DCF is a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) scheme with binary slotted exponential backoff. This paper provides a simple, but nevertheless extremely accurate, analytical model to compute the 802.11 DCF throughput, in the assumption of finite number of terminals and ideal channel conditions. The proposed analysis applies to both the packet transmission schemes employed by DCF, namely, the basic access and the RTS/CTS access mechanisms. In addition, it also applies to a combination of the two schemes, in which packets longer than a given threshold are transmitted according to the RTS/CTS mechanism. By means of the proposed model, we provide an extensive throughput performance evaluation of both access mechanisms of the 802.11 protocol.

8,072 citations

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TL;DR: A distributed algorithm is proposed that enables each station to tune its backoff algorithm at run-time and indicates that the capacity of the enhanced protocol is very close to the theoretical upper bound in all the configurations analyzed.
Abstract: In wireless LANs (WLANs), the medium access control (MAC) protocol is the main element that determines the efficiency in sharing the limited communication bandwidth of the wireless channel. In this paper we focus on the efficiency of the IEEE 802.11 standard for WLANs. Specifically, we analytically derive the average size of the contention window that maximizes the throughput, hereafter theoretical throughput limit, and we show that: 1) depending on the network configuration, the standard can operate very far from the theoretical throughput limit; and 2) an appropriate tuning of the backoff algorithm can drive the IEEE 802.11 protocol close to the theoretical throughput limit. Hence we propose a distributed algorithm that enables each station to tune its backoff algorithm at run-time. The performances of the IEEE 802.11 protocol, enhanced with our algorithm, are extensively investigated by simulation. Specifically, we investigate the sensitiveness of our algorithm to some network configuration parameters (number of active stations, presence of hidden terminals). Our results indicate that the capacity of the enhanced protocol is very close to the theoretical upper bound in all the configurations analyzed.

1,436 citations

Book
16 Nov 2010
TL;DR: In this article, the authors provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of wireless channel modeling, OFDM, and MIMO, using MATLAB programs to simulate the various techniques on a wireless network.
Abstract: MIMO-OFDM is a key technology for next-generation cellular communications (3GPP-LTE, Mobile WiMAX, IMT-Advanced) as well as wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n), wireless PAN (MB-OFDM), and broadcasting (DAB, DVB, DMB). In MIMO-OFDM Wireless Communications with MATLAB, the authors provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of wireless channel modeling, OFDM, and MIMO, using MATLAB programs to simulate the various techniques on MIMO-OFDM systems. One of the only books in the area dedicated to explaining simulation aspects Covers implementation to help cement the key concepts Uses materials that have been classroom-tested in numerous universities Provides the analytic solutions and practical examples with downloadable MATLAB codes Simulation examples based on actual industry and research projects Presentation slides with key equations and figures for instructor use MIMO-OFDM Wireless Communications with MATLAB is a key text for graduate students in wireless communications. Professionals and technicians in wireless communication fields, graduate students in signal processing, as well as senior undergraduates majoring in wireless communications will find this book a practical introduction to the MIMO-OFDM techniques. Instructor materials and MATLAB code examples available for download at www.wiley.com/go/chomimo

1,413 citations

01 Sep 2007
TL;DR: This document describes the frame format for transmission of IPv6 packets and the method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses and statelessly autoconfigured addresses on IEEE 802.15.4 networks.
Abstract: This document describes the frame format for transmission of IPv6 packets and the method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses and statelessly autoconfigured addresses on IEEE 802.15.4 networks. Additional specifications include a simple header compression scheme using shared context and provisions for packet delivery in IEEE 802.15.4 meshes. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

1,400 citations

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TL;DR: Various aspects of the system design of WaveLAN-II and characteristics of its antenna, radio-frequency (RF) front-end, digital signal processor (DSP) transceiver chip, and medium access controller (MAC) chip are discussed.
Abstract: In July 1997 the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) completed standard 802.11 for wireless local area networks (LANs). WaveLAN®-II, to be released early in 1998, offers compatibility with the IEEE 802.11 standard for operation in the 2.4-GHz band. It is the successor to WaveLAN-I, which has been in the market since 1991. As a next-generation wireless LAN product, WaveLAN-II has many enhancements to improve performance in various areas. An IEEE 802.11 direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) product, WaveLAN-II supports the basic bit rates of 1 and 2 Mb/s, but it can also provide enhanced bit rates as high as 10 Mb/s. This paper discusses various aspects of the system design of WaveLAN-II and characteristics of its antenna, radio-frequency (RF) front-end, digital signal processor (DSP) transceiver chip, and medium access controller (MAC) chip.

1,353 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
20232
202223
20186
2017107
2016170
2015278