We propose an analytical approach to determining the admission of new stations to a WLAN operating in IEEE 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) with Auto Rate Fallback (ARF). The proposed approach is based on a cross layer analytical model of how the throughput of existing stations in the WLAN is affected by admitting the new station in non-saturated as well as saturated traffic conditions. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is verified by simulations.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported in part by the IT R&D program of MKE/IITA [2009-F-043-01, Development of user-centric terminal-controlled seamless mobility technology] and in part by ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the MKE/IITA, Korea (IITA-2008-C1090-0902-0005).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering