Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 111–125 | Cite as

IrBurst Modelling and Performance Analysis in the Presence of Transmission Errors

  • Pi Huang
  • A. C. Boucouvalas


IrBurst is a session/presentation layer protocol dedicated for high speed large volume information transfer over IrDA links. The protocol is developed by IrDA in order to complement the existing protocol OBEX which is best suited for small files. This paper presents a mathematical model for IrBurst over the IrDA protocol stacks taking into account the presence of bit errors and multiple simultaneously applications. The performance of IrBurst is examined considering TinyTP buffer sizes and the number of IrBurst application connections as parameters. The contribution of this work is to develop a mathematical model for IrBurst, investigate the compatibility of IrBurst to low layer protocols, as well as providing suitable design guidelines for IrDA devices for high performance of IrBurst.


IrBurst OBEX IrDA Bluetooth optimisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.pp G10 PP6, Aquarius Building, BT Adastral Business Park, Martlesham HealthIpswichU.K.
  2. 2.Multimedia Communications Research Group, School of Design, Engineering and ComputingBournemouth UniversityPooleU.K.

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