ISSN : 1796-2021
Volume : 1    Issue : 6    Date : September 2006

A MAC and PHY Cross-Layer Analytical Model for the Goodput and Delay of IEEE 802.11a
Networks Operating Under Basic Access and RTS/CTS DCF Schemes
Roger Pierre Fabris Hoefel
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We have developed a theoretical cross-layer model that allows assessing the goodput and delay of
IEEE 802.11 local area networks (WLANs) operating simultaneously under the distributed
coordination function (DCF) basic access (BA) and request-to-send/clear-to-send (RTS/CTS)
medium access control (MAC) protocols under saturated traffic over correlated fading channels. A
comparison between numerical and simulation results is carried out assuming the IEEE 802.11a
PHY layer.

Index Terms
802.11, Cross-layer, Goodput, Delay, Fading.