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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2009 Vol.10 No.10 P.1383-1388


Finite time-horizon Markov model for IEEE 802.11e

Author(s):  Cheng KUAN, Kaharudin DIMYATI

Affiliation(s):  Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia

Corresponding email(s):   cy@royal.net

Key Words:  Wireless local area networks (WLANs), Markov, IEEE 802.11, Transient analysis

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Cheng KUAN, Kaharudin DIMYATI. Finite time-horizon Markov model for IEEE 802.11e[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2009, 10(10): 1383-1388.

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We model wireless local area network channel utilization over a finite interval through a finite time-horizon markov (FTHM) model. By accurately capturing time-varying utilization, the FTHM model allows for generally distributed transmission-opportunity (TXOP) duration, which most existing models do not account for. An absorbing state is introduced to limit the lifetime of the counting process, resulting in a non-ergodic markov chain that is solved via transient analysis. The model predictions for time-varying utilization are validated by simulation with errors of no more than 0.1% after eight beacon intervals. Moreover, we show that the FTHM model prediction error is below 4% for Poisson distributed and uniformly distributed TXOP durations.

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