Control Parameter Setting of IEEE 802.11e for Proportional Loss Rate Differentiation
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.
KeywordsLoss Rate Medium Access Control Packet Loss Rate Markov Chain Model Distribute Coordination Function
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