Dynamic Channel Bonding Algorithm for Densely Deployed 802.11ac Networks

Seung seob Lee, Tae Young Kim, Su Kyoung Lee, Kyungsoo Kim, Yoon Hyuk Kim, Nada Golmie

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To meet the rising demand of mobile data, IEEE 802.11ac was recently developed to offer better network performance than previous IEEE 802.11 standards, representing the 5G Wi-Fi technology. One of the new technologies added to IEEE 802.11ac is a dynamic bandwidth channel access scheme that supports channel bonding (CB) with an up to 160 MHz bandwidth. However, the use of CB increases the number of stations sharing the same medium, resulting in an increased collision rate and severe interference caused by overlapping sub-channels. This problem is further aggravated in densely deployed wireless networks where the service ranges of access points (APs) are likely to be highly overlapping. To resolve these issues, we present an analytical throughput model that considers the effect of both collisions and interference. With this analytical model, we formulate the CB problem to optimize the throughput along with the traffic demand and propose a genetic algorithm for solving the problem. Further, a dynamic channel bonding algorithm (named DCB) is proposed to solve the problem with lower complexity. Extensive simulation results demonstrate that our proposed algorithm provides a higher performance than other recent dynamic CB algorithms with respect to the throughput achieved for the traffic demand.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8851263
Pages (from-to)8517-8531
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received October 7, 2018; revised March 12, 2019 and July 9, 2019; accepted September 19, 2019. Date of publication September 27, 2019; date of current version December 17, 2019. This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIT) (No. NRF-2019R1A2C1086191). The associate editor coordinating the review of this article and approving it for publication was L. Huang. (Corresponding author: SuKyoung Lee.) S.-s. Lee, T. Kim, and S. Lee are with the Department of Computer Science, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, South Korea (e-mail: sklee@yonsei.ac.kr).

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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