In this paper, we develop a physical/medium-access-control cross layer design to improve system throughput with the consideration of fairness for IEEE 802.11 WLAN. From PHY layer perspective, when an access collision occurs, the access point can still decode the corresponding data successfully if the received signal to interference plus noise ratio is larger than the threshold. This phenomenon is referred to as the capture effect. To improve system throughput, this work proposes a Differential Reception-Power Power Control scheme to take advantage of the capture effect. However, the proposed power control scheme cannot provide a fair transmission environment even though it improves the system throughput. To resolve this problem, this work proposes two methods: the adjustment of contention window size and the modification of probability mass function for the selection of the backoff value. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed schemes can not only remarkably improve system throughput, but also provide a fair transmission environment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering