Study on Intermittent WLAN Consisting of Heterogeneous Multi-radio Devices

  • Xue Yang
  • Jing Zhu
  • Xingang Guo
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 284)

It is envisioned that multiple radios may be integrated into a single portable device in the near future. Such multi-radio devices may participate in multiple networks at the same time. In this paper, we consider a 802.11 WLAN network that shares a common set of multi-radio devices with another network, say CO-NETWORK, and we discuss WiMAX as one example of CO-NETWORK. One multi-radio device may not actively operate in WLAN when the same device is transmitting or receiving in the CO-NETWORK. As such, two networks interact with each other via shared multi-radio devices; and scheduling in CO-NETWORK may affect the performance of WLAN. In this paper, we study how the fairness/throughput of a WLAN network may be affected by the scheduling of CO-NETWORK. We further propose some scheduling optimization criteria for CO-NETWORK to minimize such impact. Simulation and analytical results are provided to support our discussions.


Cognitive Radio Contention Window Fairness Index Disruption Ratio WiMAX Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xue Yang
    • 1
  • Jing Zhu
    • 1
  • Xingang Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.Communication Technology LabIntel CorporationHillsboroUSA

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