IEEE 802.11b Cooperative Protocols: A Performance Study

  • Niraj Agarwal
  • Divya ChanneGowda
  • Lakshmi Narasimhan Kannan
  • Marco Tacca
  • Andrea Fumagalli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4479)


This paper investigates the use of cooperative communications in the context of IEEE 802.11b to combat radio signal degradation. The performance gain of both an existing cooperative protocol and the one proposed in the paper is discussed. It is quantitatively shown how much the two cooperative protocols increase throughput, lower delivery latency, and extend transmission span, when compared to the conventional IEEE 802.11b protocol. These features may help improve connectivity and network performance in ad hoc applications.


Medium Access Control Wireless Local Area Network Relay Selection Contention Window Data Frame 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niraj Agarwal
    • 1
  • Divya ChanneGowda
    • 1
  • Lakshmi Narasimhan Kannan
    • 1
  • Marco Tacca
    • 1
  • Andrea Fumagalli
    • 1
  1. 1.The OpNeAR Laboratory, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at DallasUSA

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