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A PEPA Model of IEEE 802.11b/g with Hidden Nodes

Lookup NU author(s): Choman Abdullah, Dr Nigel Thomas



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The hidden node problem is a well known phenomenon in wireless networks. It occurs when two nodes transmit which are out of range of each other, but both within range of at least one of the intended recipients. This results in a non-delivery which is generally only detectable by the sender due to a lack of acknowledgement. In this paper we explore the performance of IEEE 802.11 b and g subject to hidden nodes using the stochastic process algebra PEPA. We show that faster transmission yields better maximum throughput and the slower the speed of transmission relative to the inter-frame spacing (IFS) duration, the greater the probability of collision in transmission.

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Author(s): Abdullah CO, Thomas N

Editor(s): Fiems, D; Paolieri, M

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 13th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW)

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 126-140

Online publication date: 16/09/2016

Acceptance date: 15/07/2016

Date deposited: 31/10/2016

ISSN: 0302-9743

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46433-6_9

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ISBN: 9783319464329