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Experimental validation of analytical performance models for IEEE 802.11 networks

Mare, S and Kotz, D and Kumar, A (2010) Experimental validation of analytical performance models for IEEE 802.11 networks. In: Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), 2010 Second International Conference on , 5-9 Jan. 2010, Bangalore.

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We consider the simplest IEEE 802.11 WLAN networks for which analytical models are available and seek to provide an experimental validation of these models. Our experiments include the following cases: (i) two nodes with saturated queues, sending fixed-length UDP packets to each other, and (ii) a TCP-controlled transfer between two nodes. Our experiments are based entirely on Aruba AP-70 access points operating under Linux. We report our observations on certain non-standard behavior of the devices. In cases where the devices adhere to the standards, we find that the results from the analytical models estimate the experimental data with a mean error of 3-5%.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 06:27
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 06:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39023

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