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Capacity issues in meshed high data rate WPANs

Mahmud, S. A. and Khan, S. and Ni, Qiang and Al-Raweshidy, H. S. (2008) Capacity issues in meshed high data rate WPANs. In: Advanced Information Networking and Applications - Workshops, 2008. AINAW 2008. 22nd International Conference on. IEEE, New York, pp. 1285-1290. ISBN 978-1-4244-4233-1

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Abstract

Some advantages of meshing Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) are to increase the network coverage without high transmission power, self-configuration and self-healing, increased route redundancy and fewer retransmissions. This paper discusses the capacity issues when meshing high data rate WPANs i.e. IEEE 802.15.3, IEEE 802.15.3a and IEEE 802.15.3c. The capacity bottlenecks are discussed which arise in multihop communication with a shared superframe. The paper provides detailed analysis on the superframe capacity using different transmitter data rates and highlights the importance of frame aggregation to achieve higher throughput and low overhead. The paper concludes by discussing possible approaches to improve the capacity of meshed WPANs.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 59637
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2012 13:24
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:44
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59637

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