Title: A queue state driven analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF for ad hoc networks under non-saturation conditions

Authors: Ash Mohammad Abbas; Khaled Abdullah Mohammed Al Soufy

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India ' Department of Computer Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India

Abstract: In this paper, we present a queue state driven analysis of IEEE 802.11 DCF for an ad hoc network under non-saturation conditions. In our analysis, we focus on the average end-to-end delay, throughput, and the loss probability for a network consisting of single hop as well as multiple hops along a path from a given source to a destination. We study the effect of collision probability, probability of packet transmissions, the transmission range/carrier sense range, and the number of buffers in the queue. To validate the analysis, we carried out simulations and observed that the simulation results are in accordance with the analytical results.

Keywords: non-saturation; ad hoc networks; IEEE 802.11 DCF; distributed coordination function; multihop analysis; queue state; end-to-end delay; throughput; loss probability; collision probability; packet transmissions; transmission range; carrier sense range; number of buffers; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2016.076214

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2016 Vol.12 No.2/3, pp.237 - 253

Available online: 30 Apr 2016 *

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