Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Characterisation and Application of Idle Period Durations in IEEE 802.11 DCF-based Multihop Wireless Networks

Abstract : Multihop wireless networks are used to provide internet connectivity to the users and the level of performance and quality expected by these users are increasing. In order to meet these performance and quality requirements, wireless communications should be enhanced. Previous works from the literature show that the performance and quality provided by an IEEE 802.11-based multihop wireless network are far from optimal and that there exist di erent ways to increase the e ciency and the quality of service of such a network. Some studies show that using the medium state as a param- eter to tune the behaviour of an IEEE 802.11-based multi-hop network is an appropriate way to proceed. A station in a IEEE 802.11-based multihop wireless network senses the medium either busy or idle. The durations of idle periods and busy periods and their distributions have a clear impact on the network and nodes performance. The understanding of the relationship between these indicators, namely idle and busy periods, the network topology and the tra c, would give new insights to enhance the performance and quality of multihop wireless networks. Due to its multihop and distributed nature, the characterisation of idle period durations is di cult in such a network. This paper explores the characterisation of idle period distribution by proposing a new analytical model and provides an application of this characterisation with the design of an adaptive backo algorithm based on idle periods.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [10 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Tahiry Razafindralambo Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 3:43:20 PM
Last modification on : Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 3:17:04 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:30:54 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


  • HAL Id : hal-00724969, version 1



Nguyen Van Nam, Isabelle Guérin-Lassous, Victor Moraru, Tahiry Razafindralambo. Characterisation and Application of Idle Period Durations in IEEE 802.11 DCF-based Multihop Wireless Networks. ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM), Oct 2012, Paphos, Cyprus. ⟨hal-00724969⟩



Record views


Files downloads