Performance analysis of contention access period of IEEE 802.15.3 MAC protocol
by Sana Ullah; Min Chen; Waleed Alsalih
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Vol. 13, No. 3/4, 2013

Abstract: IEEE 802.15.3 is expected to play a significant role in the Internet of Things (IoT). It is developed for high-rate communication between low-power devices in a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN). The standard defines Medium Access Control (MAC) and physical layer protocols that support real-time communication over an area of ten square metres. IEEE 802.15.3 MAC consists of a combination of Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) protocols. The channel is divided into superframe structures where each superframe consists of a beacon, a Contention Access Period (CAP) and a Channel Time Allocation Period (CTAP). In this paper we analyse the performance of the CAP period using both analytical and simulation-based methods. We simulate CSMA/CA protocol in the CAP period using NS-2. The simulation results are compared with those obtained from analytical approximations in terms of different parameters including throughput and optimal CAP periods.

Online publication date: Mon, 29-Jul-2013

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email