The IEEE 802.11ad standard extends WiFi operation to the millimeter wave frequencies, and introduces novel features concerning both the physical (PHY) and Medium Access Control (MAC) layers. The hybrid MAC layer provides for two different kinds of resource allocations: Contention Based Access Periods (CBAPs) and contention-free Service Periods (SPs). In this paper, we propose a Markov Chain model to represent CBAPs, taking into account operation interruptions due to scheduled SPs and the deafness and hidden node problems that directional communication exacerbates. We also propose a mathematical analysis to evaluate the interference among stations and derive analytical expressions to assess the impact of various system parameters on some key performance metrics such as throughput, delay, and packet drop rate. This information may be used to efficiently design a transmission scheduler that allocates contention-based and contention-free periods based on the application requirements.

An Analytical Model for CBAP Allocations in IEEE 802.11ad

Pielli C.;Zorzi M.
2021

Abstract

The IEEE 802.11ad standard extends WiFi operation to the millimeter wave frequencies, and introduces novel features concerning both the physical (PHY) and Medium Access Control (MAC) layers. The hybrid MAC layer provides for two different kinds of resource allocations: Contention Based Access Periods (CBAPs) and contention-free Service Periods (SPs). In this paper, we propose a Markov Chain model to represent CBAPs, taking into account operation interruptions due to scheduled SPs and the deafness and hidden node problems that directional communication exacerbates. We also propose a mathematical analysis to evaluate the interference among stations and derive analytical expressions to assess the impact of various system parameters on some key performance metrics such as throughput, delay, and packet drop rate. This information may be used to efficiently design a transmission scheduler that allocates contention-based and contention-free periods based on the application requirements.
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