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Frame delay, loss rate and throughput analysis for video applications over time correlated 802.11a/g channels

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, 2007, ICSPC 2007
Place of PublicationDubai
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages408 - 411
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424412358
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2007
EventInternational Conference on Signal Processing and Communications - Dubai, United Arab Emirates


ConferenceInternational Conference on Signal Processing and Communications
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Period1/11/07 → …


This paper presents simulation results for the transmission of unicast MAC frames over 802.11a/g. Fading channel models at various Doppler spreads are developed to generate time-correlated SNR waveforms. These are used in a bit accurate MAC/PHY simulator to estimate frame loss rate, transmission delay, jitter and throughput for a steady flow of transmit frames. Time-correlated channels are required to correctly simulate the bursty nature of packet loss in a wireless channel. The Doppler spread is shown to have a strong effect on the performance of 802.11 ARQ at the MAC layer. Compared to the slow fading case, in a fast fading channel fewer MAC layer retransmissions are required and the end-to-end delay is significantly reduced. Under poor channel conditions the simulated delay and frame loss rate are seriously underestimated if time-uncorrelated fading is assumed.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work was partly funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI UK), Technology Programme project, VISUALISE. 7. Terms of use: Copyright © 2008 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, 2007 (ICSPC 2007). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • WLAN IEEE 802.11a/g, ARQ , multimedia communication, video streaming, MAC, fading channels, QoS


International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications

Duration1 Nov 2007 → …
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Event: Conference

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