An empirical aggregate throughput model for dense WLANs
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Due to the popularity of WLANs based on the IEEE 802.11 standard, these WLANs are being deployed in close proximity of each other in urban office and residential environments. This dense deployment of WLANs, in combination with the complex indoor propagation environment created by walls, make the performance analysis of such a system of WLANs difficult. Existing WLAN throughput models cannot accurately represent the aggregate throughput performance of these systems. Performing a packet-level analysis of each system of WLANs would be accurate but costly in time and computational resources. In this work, we propose an empirical aggregate throughput model for a system of densely deployed WLANs based on a comprehensive simulation analysis of such WLANs using OPNET. Our proposed model can estimate the throughput performance of a system of WLANs with fairly good accuracy in a range of propagation environments, deployment densities, deployment and association types.
Communication Systems Telecommunications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154340OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154340DiVA: diva2:756569
QS 20142014-10-172014-10-172014-10-20Bibliographically approved