A flow level model for wireless multihop ad hoc network throughput

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A flow level model for multihop wireless ad hoc networks is presented in this paper. Using a flow level view, we show the main properties and modeling challenges for ad hoc networks. Considering different scenarios, a multihop WLAN and a serial network with a TCP-like flow control protocol, we investigate how capacity is allocated between the users of a network. This leads us to two different Processor Sharing models, BPS and DPS, which are discussed and compared. Simulation is used to validate the propsed models. The flow level view leads to new insights into the capacity of ad hoc networks, opening new opportunities for analyzing this type of network.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Working Conference on Performance modelling and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Networks HET-NETs '05
Place of PublicationBradford UK
PublisherNetworks UK Publishers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0-9550624-0-3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2005
EventHET NETs 2005: Proceedings of the 3rd Int.'l Working Conference on Performance Modelling and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Networks - Ilkley, UK
Duration: 18 Jul 200520 Jul 2005

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PublisherNetworks UK Publishers


ConferenceHET NETs 2005
CityIlkley, UK


  • METIS-226200
  • Ad hoc network
  • Multi-hop
  • IEEE 802.11
  • Capacity allocation
  • EWI-17514
  • IR-70160

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