Cross-layer goodput analysis for rate adaptive IEEE 802.11a WLAN in the generalized Nakagami fading

Li-Chun Wang*, Ya Wen Lin, Wei Cheng Liu

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Abstract

This paper aims to evaluate the goodput performance of the IEEE 802.11a wireless local area network (WLAN) from both the media access control (MAC) layer and physical (PHY) layer perspectives. From the physical layer perspective, we analyze the packet error rate performance of the orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based WLANs under the generalized Nakagami fading channel. According to the Chernoff bound analysis in the Nakagami fading channel, we derive the approximate packet error rate for the IEEE 802.11a WLAN with different data rates and fading parameters. Furthermore, we propose an efficient channel driven rate adaptation (CDRA) scheme. Through a PHY/MAC cross-layer analysis, we demonstrate that the goodput of the CDRA scheme indeed approaches to that of the optimal dynamic programming based rate adaptation method, while avoiding the complex calculations in selecting transmission parameters as the optimal method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2312-2316
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Aug 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Communications - Paris, France
Duration: 20 Jun 200424 Jun 2004

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