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Modeling and Simulation of MAC Protocols for Wireless Devices: Coexistence Performance Evaluation

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Author(s)

Nada T. Golmie, F Mouveaux

Abstract

The IEEE 802 has recently formed a new working group, 802.15, for developing Physical and Medium Access Control layer specifications for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) that allow proximal devices to share information and resources. One technology from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is candidate for adoption by 802.15. Bluetooth employs the 2.4 GHZ ISM band sharing it with Wireless LAN (WLAN) products implementing the IEEE 802.11 standard. It is anticipated that some interference will result from WLAN and WPAN devices sharing the same air space. The conditions such as network topology, device parameters and protocol implemented that may render WPAN and WLAN devices non-operable are currently under study by the IEEE 802.15 Task Group on coexistence. This presentation focuses on the effort undertaken by NIST to model MAC protocols of WPAN and WLAN devices using OPNET and evaluate the system performance of these devices in an interference environment.
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OPNETWORK

Keywords

bluetooth, MAC, modeling and simulation, OPNET

Citation

Golmie, N. and Mouveaux, F. (2000), Modeling and Simulation of MAC Protocols for Wireless Devices: Coexistence Performance Evaluation, OPNETWORK (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created August 28, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017