Control Parameter Setting of IEEE 802.11e for Proportional Loss Rate Differentiation

  • Seung-Jun Lee
  • Chunsoo Ahn
  • Jitae Shin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3991)


The IEEE 802.11 DCF mechanism does not present performance differentiation, because Best-effort-Service is used for the degree of importance of packets. The Enhanced Distributed Coordination Function (EDCF) mechanism of IEEE 802.11e supports QoS. According to the degree of importance of packets, packets are assigned priority and control parameters are assigned difference values. Through differentiation of theses parameters, differentiated services can be provided to various priority packets (classes) in terms of throughput, packet loss rate, and delay. In this paper, parameters of the IEEE 802.11e EDCF mechanism for Proportional Loss Rate Differentiation Service(PLDS) between adjacent priority classes are investigated through mathematical analysis and network simulation.


Loss Rate Medium Access Control Packet Loss Rate Markov Chain Model Distribute Coordination Function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seung-Jun Lee
    • 1
  • Chunsoo Ahn
    • 1
  • Jitae Shin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information and Communication EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea

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