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Simulation Model for the IEEE 802.15.3/3b WPAN Standard



Kamran Sayrafian


The1IEEE 802.15.3 is an emerging technology for high data rate wireless multimedia applications in Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). In this paper, a discrete event simulation model has been implemented using OPNET2 Modeler to simulate the essential characteristics of the IEEE 802.15.3 MAC protocol. The model allows for studying multiple channel access mechanisms defined by the standard and some network management features. Using this model, we have evaluated this protocol over different traffic scenarios. It is shown how network configuration parameters could influence aggregate throughput performance.
Proceedings Title
Conference Dates
August 30-September 2, 2010
Conference Location
Washington, DC


Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN), 802.15.3, 802.15.3b, Medium Access Control (MAC), Ad Hoc Networks


Sayrafian, K. (2010), Simulation Model for the IEEE 802.15.3/3b WPAN Standard, OPTNETWORK 2010, Washington, DC, [online], (Accessed May 25, 2024)


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Created September 15, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017