Dynamic Offset Contention Window (DOCW) algorithm for wireless MAC in 802.11e based wireless home networks

Tae Hyung Kim, Ludger Marwitz, Dong Ku Kim

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To differentiate services for various traffic categories (TCs) in 802.11eD.2.0 [1], TCs possess different minimum contention window (CWmin) values, which are static over duration. Performances of low priority traffics (FTP) with higher CWmin values are suppressed even during absence of high priority traffics (video and voice). In this paper, we propose a modified backoff scheme called Dynamic Offset Contention Window (DOCW) algorithm, which dynamically adjusts CW values of traffics to network conditions. It is shown by simulations that the proposed algorithm enhances throughputs of low priority traffics where QoS is provided as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-172
Number of pages11
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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