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Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.11e EDCA using QUALNET

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors:
P. Vijaya Kumari, P. Chenna Reddy
10.5120/ijca2016911883

Vijaya P Kumari and Chenna P Reddy. Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.11e EDCA using QUALNET. International Journal of Computer Applications 155(1):11-15, December 2016. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2016911883,
	author = {P. Vijaya Kumari and P. Chenna Reddy},
	title = {Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.11e EDCA using QUALNET},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {December 2016},
	volume = {155},
	number = {1},
	month = {Dec},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {11-15},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume155/number1/26568-2016911883},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016911883},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Wireless LANs are one of the fastest growing wireless technologies. IEEE 802.11 is a standard for Wireless LANs. This doesn’t provide Quality of Service (QoS) for multimedia applications. IEEE 802.11e enhances the QoS in Wireless LANs. It introduces the Access-Categories (AC) by using Enhanced Distributed Channel Access (EDCA). It is a MAC protocol supporting service differentiation through different ACs. EDCA offers different priorities for different traffics. Every station contains four transmission queues one for each AC. Every AC has its own channel access parameters such as AIFS (Arbitration interface spacing), CW (Contention window min and max) and TXOP (Transmission opportunity). In this paper performance of IEEE 802.11e EDCA is evaluated in Qualnet 7.3 through simulations

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Keywords

802.11e, QoS, Access categories, CW, TXOP, EDCA, AIFS