Performance Analysis of Exposed Terminal Effect in IEEE 802.11 Ad Hoc Networks in Finite Load Conditions

  • Dimitris Vassis
  • Georgios Kormentzas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3976)


The paper evaluates the performance effects of exposed terminals in IEEE 802.11 ad hoc networks in finite load conditions. In this context, employing also models from previous authors’ work, the paper derives analytical models for the estimation of channel utilization and media access delay for IEEE 802.11 ad hoc networks in finite load conditions with and without exposed terminals. The simulation results show that the analytical estimated channel utilization and media access delay metrics are fairly accurate.


Medium Access Control Distribute Coordination Function Channel Utilization Backoff Counter Hide Terminal Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris Vassis
    • 1
  • Georgios Kormentzas
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanKarlovassiGreece

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