MAC Layer Performance Analysis

  • Alan Holt
  • Chi-Yu Huang
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Models of the 802.11 MAC sub-layer are developed and analysed. We show the effects of the RTS/CTS mechanism and fragmentation on performance. We use Maple, a commercial computer algebra system, to analyse these models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Holt
    • 1
  • Chi-Yu Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.IP PerformanceBristolUK
  2. 2.Tata Technologies LtdBristolUK

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