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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

An IEEE 802.11 EDCA Model with Support for Analysing Networks with Misbehaving Nodes

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20102010:209895

  • Received: 22 June 2010
  • Accepted: 9 November 2010
  • Published:


We present a novel model of IEEE 802.11 EDCA with support for analysing networks with misbehaving nodes. In particular, we consider backoff misbehaviour. Firstly, we verify the model by extensive simulation analysis and by comparing it to three other IEEE 802.11 models. The results show that our model behaves satisfactorily and outperforms other widely acknowledged models. Secondly, a comparison with simulation results in several scenarios with misbehaving nodes proves that our model performs correctly for these scenarios. The proposed model can, therefore, be considered as an original contribution to the area of EDCA models and backoff misbehaviour.


  • Information System
  • Analyse Network
  • System Application
  • Simulation Analysis
  • Extensive Simulation

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Telecommunications, AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland


© Szymon Szott et al. 2010

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