A-MSDU Frame Aggregation Mechanism Efficiency for IEEE 802.11ac Network. The Optimal Number of Frames in A-MSDU Block

  • Anton VikulovEmail author
  • Alexander Paramonov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11118)


This article discusses the effect of the A-MSDU frame aggregation mechanism on the efficiency of the IEEE 802.11 network. In order to define its main parameters as a function of the operation conditions the model of this mechanism is proposed. An analytical model is obtained for the probability of successful receipt of the code word as a function of bit error rate. An analytical model for the channel utilization efficiency as a function of bit error rate and number of frames in the A-MSDU block for the IEEE 802.11ac standard is also obtained. The proposed analytical models can be used to evaluate the network’s performance. The method of determining the optimal number of frames in the A-MSDU block is proposed in terms of maximum efficiency of channel resource usage.


Wireless access network IEEE 802.11ac Frame aggregation A-MSDU Channel efficiency Modulation and coding scheme Frame transmitting time 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Bonch-Bruevich State University of TelecommunicationsSt. PetersburgRussian Federation

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