Performance analysis of WLANs: an integrated packet/flow level approach

R. Litjens, F. Roijers, Hans Leo van den Berg, Richardus J. Boucherie, M.J. Fleuren

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We present an integrated packet/flow level model for WLAN performance analysis. It captures the statistical characteristics of the transmission of individual packets at the MAC layer, and includes the system dynamics due to the initiation and completion of data flow transfers. The processor sharing-based model is analytically tractable and yields a simple approximation for the expected flow transfer time. Extensive simulations show that the approximation is very accurate for a wide range of parameter settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProviding Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Environments
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18 International Teletraffic Congress - ITC-18 Berlin, Germany
EditorsJ. Charzinski, R. Lehnert, P. Tran-Gia
PublisherElsevier Science
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-0-444-51455-4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2003
Event18th International Teletraffic Congress 2003: Providing QoS in Heterogeneous Environments - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 31 Aug 20035 Sep 2003
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameTeletraffic science and engineering


Conference18th International Teletraffic Congress 2003
Abbreviated titleITC 2003
Internet address


  • METIS-216272


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