IEEE 802.11 Goodput Analysis for Mixed Real Time and Data Traffic

  • Alex Grote
  • Walter Grote
  • Rodolfo Feick
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 256)


An IEEE 802.11 analytical performance evaluation model for ad-hoc WLAN’s comprising terminals with different traffic source characteristics is presented. Although some publications address this issue, most of them propose to modify the original standard by some means that will affect the probability of transmission of a device when the network reaches congestion. The approach of this publication is to be able to establish a set of equations such that an intelligent choice of configuration parameters of standard home devices may improve the performance of the wireless network. Actually, two models are presented and compared, a simple one based on stationary behavior of the network assuming collisions have a negligible effect on network performance, and a second model based on a stationary stochastic model of a network, where devices have a packet ready for transmission at all times.


Medium Access Control Wireless Local Area Network Contention Window Saturation Throughput Contention Window Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Grote
    • 1
  • Walter Grote
    • 1
  • Rodolfo Feick
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronics DepartmentUniversidad Tecnica Federico Santa MariaValparaisoChile

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