In this paper, we propose a Markov chain-based analytical framework for modeling the behavior of the medium access control (MAC) protocol in IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networks. Two scenarios are of interest. First, we consider networks where the (sensor) nodes communicate directly to the network coordinator. Then, we consider scenarios where (sensor) nodes communicate to the coordinator through an intermediate relay node, which forwards the packets received from the sources (i.e., the sensors). In both scenarios, no acknowledgment messages are used to confirm successful data packet deliveries, and communications are beaconed (i.e., they rely on synchronization packets denoted as “beacons”). In all cases, our focus is on networks where the relay and the source nodes have finite queues (denoted as buffers) to store data packets. Network performance is characterized in terms of aggregate network throughput and packet delivery delay. Our results show a very good agreement between the proposed analytical model and realistic ns-2 simulation results. In particular, the impact of the buffer size is accurately taken into account in our model.

Markov chain-based analysis of multihop IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networks with finite node buffers / Martalo', Marco; Busanelli, Stefano; Ferrari, Gianluigi. - (2008), pp. 1-8. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Riunione annuale 2008 del Gruppo nazionale Telecomunicazioni e Teoria dell'Informazione (GTTI) tenutosi a Firenze, Italy nel 16-18 June 2008.

Markov chain-based analysis of multihop IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networks with finite node buffers

MARTALO', Marco;BUSANELLI, Stefano;FERRARI, Gianluigi
2008-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a Markov chain-based analytical framework for modeling the behavior of the medium access control (MAC) protocol in IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networks. Two scenarios are of interest. First, we consider networks where the (sensor) nodes communicate directly to the network coordinator. Then, we consider scenarios where (sensor) nodes communicate to the coordinator through an intermediate relay node, which forwards the packets received from the sources (i.e., the sensors). In both scenarios, no acknowledgment messages are used to confirm successful data packet deliveries, and communications are beaconed (i.e., they rely on synchronization packets denoted as “beacons”). In all cases, our focus is on networks where the relay and the source nodes have finite queues (denoted as buffers) to store data packets. Network performance is characterized in terms of aggregate network throughput and packet delivery delay. Our results show a very good agreement between the proposed analytical model and realistic ns-2 simulation results. In particular, the impact of the buffer size is accurately taken into account in our model.
Markov chain-based analysis of multihop IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networks with finite node buffers / Martalo', Marco; Busanelli, Stefano; Ferrari, Gianluigi. - (2008), pp. 1-8. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Riunione annuale 2008 del Gruppo nazionale Telecomunicazioni e Teoria dell'Informazione (GTTI) tenutosi a Firenze, Italy nel 16-18 June 2008.
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