Ad Hoc Networks. Second International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2010, Victoria, BC, Canada, August 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Analysis of One-Hop Packet Delay in MANETs over IEEE 802.11 DCF

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-17994-5_30,
        author={Jun Li and Yifeng Zhou and Louise Lamont and Camille-Alain Rabbath},
        title={Analysis of One-Hop Packet Delay in MANETs over IEEE 802.11 DCF},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. Second International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2010, Victoria, BC, Canada, August 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Mobile  networks (MANETs) medium access control (MAC) IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function (DCF) modeling and analysis 
                    //1 queue packet sojourn time one-hop delay},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-17994-5_30}
    }
    
  • Jun Li
    Yifeng Zhou
    Louise Lamont
    Camille-Alain Rabbath
    Year: 2012
    Analysis of One-Hop Packet Delay in MANETs over IEEE 802.11 DCF
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17994-5_30
Jun Li1,*, Yifeng Zhou1,*, Louise Lamont1,*, Camille-Alain Rabbath2,*
  • 1: Communications Research Centre
  • 2: DRDC-Valcartier
*Contact email: jun.li@crc.gc.ca, yifeng.zhou@crc.gc.ca, louise.lamont@crc.gc.ca, camille-alain.rabbath@drdc-rddc.gc.ca

Abstract

In mobile networks (MANETs), the estimation of packet end-to-end delay depends on that of one-hop packet delay. In this paper, we conduct an analysis of the one-hop packet delay in MANETs, where the medium access control (MAC) layer uses the IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function (DCF) to share the medium. In the MANET, each node runs the IEEE 802.11 DCF and a routing protocol. It is assumed that all nodes are one-hop neighbors, and that any pair of nodes can send data over the wireless channel with a fixed data rate. The light traffic condition is used, i.e., each node generates packets at the network layer according to a Poisson process. By modeling each wireless node as an M/M/1 queueing system, we derive the mean one-hop packet delay analytically under the light traffic condition. Simulation analysis is carried out to verify the derived results. Results show that the mean one-hop packet delay increases with either the network size or the packet generation rate in networks subject to the light traffic condition. The mean one-hop packet delay derived in this paper is analytical and exact for networks under the light traffic condition. Results that can be found in the literature are usually based on the heavy traffic condition, and they tend to overestimate by a large amount the mean one-hop delay for networks with light traffic.