Performance Analysis of IEEE 802.15.3 MAC Protocol with Different ACK Polices

  • S. Mehta
  • K. S. Kwak
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 308)


The wireless personal area network (WPAN) is an emerging wireless technology for future short range indoor and outdoor communication applications. The IEEE 802.15.3 medium access control (MAC) is proposed, specially, for short range high data rates applications, to coordinate the access to the wireless medium among the competing devices. This paper uses analytical model to study the performance analysis of WPAN (IEEE 802.15.3) MAC in terms of throughput, efficient bandwidth utilization, and delay with various acknowledgment schemes under different parameters. Also, some important observations are obtained, which can be very useful to the protocol architectures. Finally, we come up with some important research issues to further investigate the possible improvements in the WPAN MAC.


Analytical Modeling Performance Analysis MAC Protocol IEEE 802.15.3 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mehta
    • 1
  • K. S. Kwak
    • 1
  1. 1.Wireless Communications Research CenterInha UniversityKorea

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