Ad Hoc Networks. Third International ICST Conference, ADHOCNETS 2011, Paris, France, September 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Performance Analysis of Multichannel Radio Link Control in MIMO Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29096-1_8,
        author={Jun Li and Yifeng Zhou and Yuanyuan Liu and Louise Lamont},
        title={Performance Analysis of Multichannel Radio Link Control in MIMO Systems},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. Third International ICST Conference, ADHOCNETS 2011, Paris, France, September 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Mobile communications MIMO techniques flow and error control resource allocation and management performance modeling and analysis packet delay},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29096-1_8}
    }
    
  • Jun Li
    Yifeng Zhou
    Yuanyuan Liu
    Louise Lamont
    Year: 2012
    Performance Analysis of Multichannel Radio Link Control in MIMO Systems
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29096-1_8
Jun Li1,*, Yifeng Zhou1,*, Yuanyuan Liu2,*, Louise Lamont1,*
  • 1: Communications Research Centre Canada
  • 2: Central South University
*Contact email: jun.li@crc.gc.ca, yifeng.zhou@crc.gc.ca, liuyy@csu.edu.cn, louise.lamont@crc.gc.ca

Abstract

With rapid advances in wireless communications, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antennas technology has been integrated into next-generation wireless communication standards. In this paper, we introduce a MIMO system model, propose a multichannel radio link control protocol and a dynamic channel scheduling policy. We then conduct a performance study on the multichannel link control protocol with two different scheduling policies (, dynamic and static scheduling) using simulations. Simulation results show that the dynamic scheduling outperforms the static scheduling. It is observed that the average packet delay with the dynamic scheduling increases with the average error rate of parallel channels, but decreases with the variance in the error rates of parallel channels. More interestingly, the number of parallel channels has only an insignificant impact on the average packet delay, when the dynamic scheduling is applied in MIMO systems, from which we confirm that the use of parallel channels is a favorable option for packet data networking in the point of view of the link-layer performance.